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Wildfires

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Power Line Sparked Small Grass Fire Near Woodside

A downed power line sparked a vegetation fire near San Mateo County’s Huddart Park and caused a small power outage in the area Friday afternoon, according to PG&E and Cal Fire.

05/10/2013

A US Forestry fire fighter fights a wall of fire during an out of control wildfire on May 2, 2013 in Camarillo, Ventura County. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

SoCal Wildfire Nearly Triples In Size, Bay Area Firefighters Provide Help

A fast-moving Southern California wildfire burning through coastal wilderness has nearly tripled in size since morning, growing to more than 43 square miles.

05/03/2013

A DC-10 fire tanker, capable of carrying up to 12,000 gallons of fire retardant, makes a drop along the lines of the Crown Fire northeast of Los Angeles on Friday, July 30, 2010. (CBS)

California Firefighting Aircraft Ready To Battle Wildfires Weeks Ahead Of Normal

The early arrival of dangerous fire conditions has prompted state emergency responders to spring into action earlier than usual.

05/03/2013

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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