Tag Archives: CAL FIRE

Weather, Reinforcements Help in California Wildfire Fight

Progress on three major blazes     By DON THOMPSON and HAVEN DALEY Associated Press VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters hard-pressed by some of the largest wildfires in California history scrambled Wednesday to take advantage of cooler weather and an ...

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California Faces Huge Fires Before Usual Peak of Season

September and October usually have the largest and most damaging     By DON THOMPSON and HAVEN DALEY Associated Press VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California’s firefighting agency is in talks with the National Guard and California Conservation Corps about providing ...

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California Officials Tell Residents to Prepare to be Away from Home for Days

17 major fire complexes are burning     By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California fire officials are cautiously optimistic after dodging a major lightning storm, but they are pleading with residents to stay out of evacuation ...

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Homeowners Join California Firefight

Civilians team up with fire crews     By MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press BONNY DOON, Calif. (AP) — As wildfires rage throughout California turning forests and homes into kindling, some firefighters are badly short-staffed, and some residents are taking matters ...

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CAL FIRE Statewide Fire Summary

As of August 21, 2020     CAL FIRE TV   The August 21, 2020 Statewide Fire Summary provides an overview of the current fire activity in California.  

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Meet Cal Fire’s First Female Helicopter Pilot

Helitack Pilot Desiree Horton talks about fighting wildfires from above     ABC News/aviatrix99 – Smoke plumes and an orange glow render the typically picturesque tree-lined view above hazy mountains into a nightmarish, apocalyptic scene. Shouts declaring “brush fire!,” echo ...

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California Firefighters Injured in Rollover

Four hurt in fire truck rollover     DUCOR, California – Four firefighters were injured when the fire engine they were riding in overturned. KFSN reports that four CAL FIRE firefighters were hurt when their vehicle went off the road ...

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CAL FIRE Firefighter Dies After Training Hike

Young firefighter suffered a medical emergency during training     FOX 5 San Diego DE LUZ, Calif. (FOX 5 San Diego) – A Cal Fire firefighter died Monday after suffering a serious medical emergency while on a training hike with ...

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