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Wildfires Burn Over 221,000 Acres, Death Toll Now At 31

CALIFORNIA — As strong winds remain in the forecast near the fires burning in Northern California, crews continue the grim task of locating and identifying those who perished in the flames. The death toll has now risen to 31 across 4 fires, and officials expect that number to climb as hundreds are still unaccounted for. Overnight firefighters continued their battle ...

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Wildfires Continue To Ravage California, More Evacuations Ordered

CALIFORNIA — As more than 8,000 firefighters continue to battle 21 wildfires across the state, the death toll continues to rise. Four fires in northern California have claimed 23 lives as of 9 a.m. today. Hundreds more people are still reported as missing, as officials attempt to account for those individuals. Thousands remain without power, and more than 20,000 people ...

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Prescribed Fires Planned In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is preparing for two prescribed burns in the next week, and are expressing their gratitude to the local Firewise communities who support the use of prescribed fire. “Given the long summer of wildfires this year, the park appreciates your understanding that prescribed fires also have a place on our landscapes during the fall, winter, and ...

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Over 115,000 Acres Burn Across The State, 15 Deaths Reported

CALIFORNIA — Seventeen large wildfires continue to burn in California and over the past 24 hours have charred over 115,000 acres. The winds that fanned these fires Sunday night and Monday morning have decreased significantly, but local winds and dry conditions continue to pose a challenge. The decrease in the winds combined with cooler weather allowed firefighters to make some ...

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Fifteen New Wildfires Prompt Evacuations, Burn Entire Neighborhoods

CALIFORNIA — Anyone who thought fire season might be over need look no further than Napa/ Sonoma County area to have that notion dispelled. Overnight, significant winds fanned over a dozen fires across Northern California. Fifteen new wind-whipped wildfires in eight counties have already burned over 73,000 acres in the past 12 hours, says Cal Fire. Firefighters have been challenged ...

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Fast-Moving Wildfires Burn Entire Neighborhoods In Santa Rosa

SONOMA COUNTY — Several large wildfires that started yesterday in the Santa Rosa area burned tens of thousands of acres overnight bolstered by wind gusts up to 70 mph, destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses, and forced thousands of people to flee their homes. According to reports, as of 11:30 a.m. 1,500 structures have burned. For conditions as they develop, ...

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Every Second Counts In A Fire, Plan Two Ways Out

SACRAMENTO – Did you know that only one-third of Americans have created and practiced a home fire escape plan? Almost three-quarters of Americans have an escape plan; however, less than half ever practice it, says Cal Fire. With these statistics, it’s time to stop being complacent and get the ball rolling in creating a home escape plan for you and ...

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Construction And Traffic Delays In Yosemite

YOSEMITE –Anyone headed into Yosemite National Park should be aware of delays due to road work and paving operations. Here is an update of the traffic delays inside the park. Wawona Road Delays around the South Entrance: There will be 30-minute delays with single lane traffic control 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. as paving operations continue. There will be extensive ...

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Update On The Fires Burning In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Lower temperatures and higher humidites have helped to moderate the eight wildfires currently burning in Yosemite National Park. This is the latest update on the Yosemite fires: Empire Discovered: 8/1/17 Location: 1 mile east of Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and 3/4 mile south of Glacier Point Road Size: 6,340 acres Cause: Lightning Containment: 85% Fuels: Red fir ...

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Another Massive Rockslide In Yosemite Closes Roadway

YOSEMITE — Another massive rockfall near El Capitan has closed down Northside Drive on the valley floor in Yosemite National Park. The rockfall happened at 3:21 p.m. There was an injury associated with today’s event, say park officials. The injured person was flown out via air ambulance to receive medical care at an area hospital. The rockfall is significantly larger ...

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