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Wildfires Continue To Devastate California Communities

CALIFORNIA – The deadliest fire in the state’s history continues its path of destruction through Butte County in northern California as the death toll rises to 48 in the Camp Fire. Meanwhile, firefighters continue their battle against the Hill and Woolsey Fires on the southern end of the state. There are currently more than 9,300 firefighters assigned to these three ...

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Over 8,000 Firefighters On The Lines, Thousands Of Homes Lost

CALIFORNIA – Over 8,000 firefighters from throughout the state continue to battle three large wildfires in California. There are currently 1,035 fire engines, 141 dozers, 166 hand crews, 80 water tenders, 42 helicopters and numerous firefighting air tankers assigned to the incidents, and out-of-state resources continue to arrive. The Camp Fire in northern California has claimed the lives of 23 ...

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Over 6,000 Firefighters Battle Major California Fires

CALIFORNIA – Though we are well into the fall season and cooler temperatures, the wildfire season is far from over. Cal Fire reports that over 6,000 firefighters are currently battling six large wildfires in California, the two most dangerous being the Camp Fire in Butte County, and the Hill Fire in Ventura County. These wind-driven fires have destroyed more than ...

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Highway 41 Fires Started By Vehicle Malfunction

O’NEALS – Several fires that started along Highway 41 last Friday night serve as a good reminder to everyone that fire season is not over, and that keeping your vehicle in good working order is crucial to “One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire.” Just after 11 p.m. on Oct. 19, crews responded to reports of three fires burning along the ...

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Investigation Into Suspicious House Fire In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Cal Fire is investigating a structure fire that started in an unoccupied home in Oakhurst this morning. Just before 8 a.m., crews were called out to a house fire near the end of Critter Creek Lane off John West Road. The first unit at scene reported smoke coming from both levels of the two-story home in the 50500 ...

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Crews On Scene Of A Vegetation Fire West Of Mariposa

MARIPOSA – Crews are at scene of a vegetation fire burning on Hummingbird Lane south of Highway 140. At 3:53 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to reports of a fire near 4880 Hummingbird Lane. The first unit at scene reported the fire at about 5 acres, burning in grass and oak woodland with a moderate rate of spread. No structures were ...

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Late Night Fire Destroys Coarsegold Home

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold family was driven from their home last night by a fire that destroyed much of the 3,000 sq. ft. structure. At about 11:30 p.m., firefighters were called out to a home in the 45000 block of Windmill Road off Jennifer Lane. The first unit at scene reported that the structure was 50 percent involved. Firefighters first ...

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Cause Of The Ferguson Fire Released

VALLEJO — U.S. Forest Service investigators have determined the cause of the Ferguson Fire to be vehicle-related. Specifically, investigators believe superheated pieces of a catalytic converter came into contact with dry, roadside vegetation, igniting the fire. The Ferguson Fire started on the evening of Friday, July 13, along eastbound Highway 140 near Savage Trading Post at 8:30 p.m. (South Fork ...

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Five Fires Still Burning In Yosemite Wilderness Areas

YOSEMITE – There are multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park’s wilderness. Wildfires when caused by lightning are a natural phenomenon on the landscape, say park officials. “Fire managers work to restore healthy forests and reduce the threat of extensive, severe fire by allowing some lightning-ignited wildfires to burn. While hiking trails and sitting at vistas you may see smoke ...

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Activity Winding Down On The Oak Fire

AHWAHNEE – As mop-up continues on the Oak Fire, containment is now estimated at 90 percent on the 360-acre fire. All evacuations and advisories have been lifted. Crews continue to strengthen firelines as others are released to return home. The fire started on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3:44 p.m. off Lonesome Oak Road north of Road 620. The cause of ...

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