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Fire Situation Report: Driver Killed In Water Tender Rollover

CALIFORNIA — While progress continues to be made on fires burning in the state, with containment percentages on the rise and more evacuations lifted, one additional death is confirmed. A private water tender driver assigned to the Nuns Fire died in a vehicle rollover on Oakville Grade in Napa County, according to a statement from Cal Fire. That brings the total ...

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Progress Made Toward Wildfire Containment, Death Toll Rises

CALIFORNIA — Firefighters beat back flames on several fronts overnight, as crews worked to prepare for gusty winds. Some Red Flag Warnings have now been lifted, and containment numbers have dramatically increased on some of the fires, while crews continue the effort to locate and identify those who have perished. Tragically, the death toll has now risen to 40, and officials ...

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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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Wildfires Force More Evacuations As Death Toll Rises

CALIFORNIA — Firefighters continue to battle nearly two dozen wildfires across the state as more people are evacuated from their homes and officials attempt to locate hundreds of persons reported as missing. Overnight fire conditions were very active on several fronts, forcing additional evacuations across Northern California. There are now 22 large wildfires actively burning, that have charred nearly 170,000 ...

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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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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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Parole Denied For Second Yosemite Lakes Park Arsonist

MADERA COUNTY — The Coarsegold woman convicted in 2014 of arson and conspiracy for a string of fires in the Yosemite Lakes Park area has been denied parole. On Sept. 1, the Madera County District Attorney’s Office filed an opposition to the pending parole release of Alice Waterman, age 50, from the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla. Waterman was ...

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