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Scores of additional homes evacuated in Calif. fire

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — Scores of additional homes have been evacuated, as firefighters continue to battle a wildfire near the main route into Yosemite National Park in the Sierra foothills. State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant […]


California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection air tanker dropping fire retardant. (AP Photo)

1,500-acre blaze burns in San Diego County

JULIAN, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are battling a 1,500-acre fire in rugged and remote eastern San Diego County. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the blaze began at 12:20 p.m. Thursday north […]


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Calif. crews mop up wildfire as rain falls

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Rain showers moved across Southern California on Monday, dousing remnants of a wildfire that blackened thousands of acres in coastal mountains and bringing much-needed moisture to a region left parched by […]


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Firefighters close to getting ring around wildfire

LONE PINE, Calif. (AP) — Gusty winds have delayed containment of a 408-acre wildfire in the high desert Lone Pine area. The Inyo County blaze broke out Sunday morning north of State Route 136 in the Owens Valley river bottom about 200 miles north of LA.


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Nearly 500 firefighters battle 406-acre wildfire

LONE PINE, Calif. (AP) — California fire bosses say a wind-driven 406-acre wildfire east of Lone Pine should be surrounded on Wednesday. The Inyo County blaze broke out Sunday morning north of State Route 136 in the high desert Owens Valley.


Tax group sues to block Calif. firefighting fee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A taxpayer group, joined by plaintiffs throughout California, filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to block a fee that is being assessed on more than 800,000 property owners to raise money for […]


Trial ordered over alleged attack on firefighter

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) – A Riverside County man will stand trial for allegedly running over a firefighter’s foot during a wildfire. The North County Times says a judge ruled Tuesday that there’s enough evidence to […]


The big stink likely Salton Sea

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – The vast saltwater lake that could be to blame for a rotten-egg stench that seeped through greater Los Angeles this week has bigger problems than its public image. The massive […]


16 Complex Fire in Colusa County fully contained

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Firefighters have contained a once massive wildfire burning across two counties in Northern California. CalFire spokesman Daniel Berlant said Tuesday that crews have surrounded the Sixteen Complex fire in Colusa and […]


Red flag alert may hinder 2 NorCal fires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Officials are hoping a red flag warning will not hamper the anticipated containment of two major wildfires across Northern California. CalFire spokeswoman Julie Hutchinson said Tuesday that despite the Ponderosa Fire […]





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