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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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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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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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Crews Resume Fireline Suppression Repairs On Detwiler Fire

MARIPOSA – Cal Fire’s Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has resumed fireline suppression repair of the Detwiler Fire in the Midpines and Hunters Valley areas of Mariposa County. Fire suppression repair is a series of actions taken once a fire has been suppressed, to repair the impacts to the land and minimize the potential for soil erosion and other issues that might ...

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Loss Of A Gem: History Burns In Railroad Fire

OAKHURST — Fire steals, even from those who fight it. It robs creatures of habitat, takes possessions, property, land, and sometimes, life. Fire also gives back: flames can be restorative, over time, for overgrown forests filled with beetle-infested, drought-plagued timber. Fire makes way for fledgling trees and new families of fauna to thrive on once-sterile ground. And fire can remind ...

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Vegetation Fire Along Road 400 Near Hensley Lake

RAYMOND — For the second time today, firefighters were dispatched to reports of a vegetation fire, this time in the Raymond/ Coarsegold area. At about 1:40 p.m., crews were called out to a fire on Road 400 near the dam at Hensley Lake. Engines from Cal Fire and Madera County Fire responded, along with Air Attack, two air tankers, two ...

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Crews On Scene Of A Fire In The Bootjack Area

MARIPOSA — Just before noon today, firefighters responded to a reported vegetation fire in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County. At 11:45 a.m., crews were dispatched to the end of Ramblin Road near Mt. Lilac Road, including engines from Cal Fire and Mariposa County, two hand crews from Mt. Bullion, Helicopter 551 out of Yosemite, plus Air Attack and an ...

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