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(Madera County Sheriff)

Raging Wildfire Engulfs Homes In Northern California Town Of Weed

Officials said the fast-moving fire caught residents in the small town of Weed near the Oregon border off guard and damaged or destroyed 100 homes and a church in this tiny town.

6 hours ago

(Madera County Sheriff)

Hundreds Flee Wildfires Near Sierra Nevada Foothills, Over 400 Homes Threatened

Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures, many of them homes.

09/15/2014

(CBS)

Grass Fire Burning Near Lake Chabot On Outskirts Of San Leandro

A grass fire burning near Lake Chabot is causing street closures on the outskirts of San Leandro Monday afternoon, police and fire officials said.

09/08/2014

Bridge Fire

Yosemite Wildfire Prompts Evacuation Of Campers

A 400-acre wildfire in Yosemite National Park has prompted the evacuation of about 100 campers, officials said.

09/07/2014

Wildfire Aerial

Smoke Advisory Issued To Bay Area Residents Over Air Quality Due To Wildfires

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory to alert Bay Area residents to the potential for poor air quality due to Northern California wildfires through Monday.

09/07/2014

Rim Fire

U.S. Forest Service To Allow Logging Of Dead Trees From Rim Fire Near Yosemite; Ecologist Calls It ‘Travesty’

A U.S. Forest Service decision released Wednesday will allow loggers to remove dead trees from 52 square miles of forests blackened last year in a massive central California wildfire, a move contested by environmentalists.

08/27/2014

(Madera County Sheriff's Department)

4,000 Pending Evacuations As Second Wildfire Rages Through Entrance To Yosemite National Park

13,000 homes and businesses have been ordered to evacuate as firefighters race to stop a second massive wildfire raging near the entrance to Yosemite National Park.

08/19/2014

(Photo courtesy of Marin County government)

Pilot Found Dead In Wreckage Of Downed Plane In Marin County As Firefighters Battle Brush Fire

A pilot has been found dead in the wreckage of a downed plane in Marin County Tuesday morning as firefighters continue to battle a brush fire, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.

08/19/2014

Big Sur, CA (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Homeless Man Arrested For Allegedly Starting Big Sur Wildfire With Cigarette

A transient was arrested Monday for allegedly starting a small fire that burned forest land in Big Sur in March.

08/12/2014

(CBS SF)

Lodge Fire In Mendocino County Spreads To 8,700 Acres; Evacuations In Place

A wildfire burning for almost two weeks in Mendocino County is still just 35 percent contained.

08/11/2014

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