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Wildfires

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

Ponderosa Fire damage (CBS)

Governor Declares Emergency Over Ponderosa, Chips Fires

Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in three Northern California counties where wildfires have forced evacuations, closed roads and destroyed dozens of homes and other structures.

08/22/2012

A firefighting helicopter prepares to drop water on the Ponderosa Fire in Northern California on August 21, 2012. (CBS)

Northern California Wildfire Grows To 30 Square Miles; 50 Structures Burned

Fire officials say dozens of buildings, many of them likely homes, have been destroyed in a fire burning outside the Northern California community of Manton.

08/21/2012

Emergency vehicles in front of flames from the Ponderosa Fire in Tehama County. (Redding Record-Searchlight/Redding.com)

Huge Northern California Wildfire Threatens Thousands Of Homes

A huge wildfire sparked by lightning in Northern California burned to the edge of three small towns Monday, scorching nearly 20,000 acres, and threatening thousands of homes as fearful residents sought safety miles away at an emergency shelter.

08/20/2012

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More Than 900 Lightning Strikes Spark More NorCal Wildfires

Firefighters have been making progress against a series of wildfires burning in Northern California, but lightning sparked more than a dozen new fires late Friday and early Saturday.

08/18/2012

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