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California Wildfires Surpass 4 Million Acres

More than 8,200 California wildfires have killed 31 people     By JOCELYN GECKER and SUMAN NAISHADHAM Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a year that has already brought apocalyptic skies and smothering smoke to the West Coast, California ...

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What is Containment?

A lesson from CAL FIRE     CAL FIRE TV What is containment and how is it determined?  

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CAL FIRE Aircraft Update

What’s above the wildfires?     CAL FIRE TV   CAL FIRE provides a video report about the various aircraft being used to fight the California wildfires.  

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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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Five Dead as California Wildfires Threaten Thousands of Homes

Santa Cruz mayor urges residents to prepare to evacuate     By JANIE HAR and MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires that blackened skies, took at least five lives and forced tens of thousands of people ...

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Growth on Northeastern California Wildfires

Updates on Gold and Hog fires     ADIN, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters worked Friday to construct and reinforce containment lines around a forest fire in rural northeastern California. The Gold Fire in northern Lassen County was expected to go ...

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Containment Increases on Northeast California Fire Lines

Progress on Gold and Hog fires     ADIN, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters increased containment of two wildfires in rural northeastern California, authorities said Thursday. The Gold Fire in northern Lassen County is 15% contained, according to the California Department ...

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Two Firefighters Injured in California Gold Fire

Several fires burning across the state     SUSANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Two firefighters were injured Monday at the scene of a fire burning in rural northeastern California, fire officials said. The two were taken to the hospital but their ...

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Firefighters Injured in Crash Responding to California Helicopter Crash

Three hurt in apparatus rollover     Associated Press FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Three people were killed when a helicopter contracted by Pacific Gas & Electric struck one of the utility’s power lines and crashed into a Northern California hillside ...

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