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A helicopter drops water on the Yellow Fire in Sonoma County. (CBS)

Firefighters Battle 2 North Bay Wildfires; 2 Others Contained

Firefighters have contained two vegetation fires in Napa County but are still battling one other blaze in that county and one in Sonoma County Thursday, a Cal Fire spokeswoman said.

05/02/2013

A wildfire burns in the North Bay.  (CBS)

Crews Battle 3 Fires In Sonoma, Napa Counties

Hundreds of firefighters were battling three large vegetation fires in Sonoma and Napa counties Wednesday afternoon.

05/01/2013

An East Contra Costa Fire Truck (CBS)

Shuttered East CoCo Station Reopens Ahead Of Fire Season

A Brentwood fire station reopened its doors Wednesday morning just in time for an early start to the fire season, fire officials said.

05/01/2013

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Red Flag Warning In Effect For Hills In East Bay, South Bay

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the East Bay hills and the Diablo Range beginning Tuesday evening—signaling an earlier start than normal to this year’s fire season in the Bay Area, a local fire marshal said.

04/30/2013

Flames seen from above the Wye wildfire in Lake County. (CBS)

California Facing Dangerous Wildfire Season

Authorities have said that California is facing a dangerous wildfire season due to a dry winter that has left the normally green hills of spring parched and tinder-dry.

04/25/2013

An aerial view of flames from one of two wildfires in Lake County, August 13, 2012. (CBS)

California Pushes To Recover Cost Of Wildfires

California officials are pushing hard — some say too hard — for money to recover the costs of fighting wildfires.

02/17/2013

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San Jose’s Alum Rock Park Closed Over Fire Concerns

San Jose’s Alum Rock Park was closed Tuesday because of extreme fire danger, according to the city.

10/02/2012

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Colusa County Wildfire Grows To 11 Square Miles

State fire officials are planning to bring in more resources to battle a pair of wildfires in Northern California that doubled in size overnight and is threatening nearly two dozen residences.

09/06/2012

Firefighters battle the Ponderosa Fire near Manton, Tehama County, August 23, 2012. (CBS)

NorCal Residents Relax As Wildfire Threat Abates

Residents of a tiny mountain town breathed easier Friday after air tankers and helicopters blunted the run of a massive wildfire in Northern California just outside Lassen Volcanic National Park.

08/24/2012

Firefighters battle the Ponderosa Fire near Manton, Tehama County, August 23, 2012. (CBS)

More Than 80 Structures Destroyed In NorCal Ponderosa Fire

The Ponderosa Fire was 57 percent contained, with full containment expected early next week. But the blaze threatened 900 other homes Thursday as it burned a new front to the south.

08/23/2012

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