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Father, Son Arrested in Connection with Caldor Fire

Caldor Fire

By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A father and son were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of starting a massive California wildfire that destroyed many homes and forced tens of thousands of people to flee Lake Tahoe communities ...

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CA Deep in Drought Despite Atmospheric River

Lake Oroville in California

By JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The deluge California received from a powerful atmospheric river made streams and waterfalls come alive while coating mountains with snow, but as the storm headed east to the Plains on Tuesday ...

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Fire That Threatened Lake Tahoe Region Is Now 100-Percent Contained

Caldor Fire long exposure

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The 2-month-old California wildfire that threatened the Lake Tahoe resort region over the summer has been declared 100% contained, officials said. The fire, which scorched more than 346 square miles (896 square kilometers) of ...

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Residents Return as Firefighters Get 87-Percent Containment of Alisal Fire

Firefighter at Alisal fire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Residents who fled the Alisal Fire west of Santa Barbara have been allowed to return home. All evacuation orders and warnings were canceled Sunday afternoon. The fire was 87% contained Monday morning and its size ...

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CA Firefighters Make Progress Corralling Alisal Fire

Firefighter at Alisal Fire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters reported significant progress in corralling a wildfire in Southern California coastal mountains on Friday. The Alisal Fire in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara grew only slightly since Thursday morning to 26.4 ...

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CA Wildfires Destroy Mobile Homes; One Man Burned

Firefighter with tree on vehicle after high wind event

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Destructive California wildfires driven by intense winds caused damage at two mobile home parks, destroying some trailers, and one person suffered burns, officials said. The fires on Monday also toppled trees, whipped up blinding dust clouds ...

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Four Injured by Falling Tree at KNP Complex Fire in CA

KNP Complex Fire

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Four people injured when a tree fell on them as they were working inside a Northern California wildfire have been released from the hospital, officials said Friday. One is an employee with the California Department ...

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PG&E May Shut off Power to Thousands over Windy Forecast

California Wildfire Danger

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric said it may shut off power to about 44,000 customers in California beginning on Monday due to potentially dry, gusty winds that could raise the risk electrical equipment sparking fires. The National ...

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CA Fires Threatening Sequoias Continue to Grow

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters battled fast-growing forest fires threatening giant sequoias and small communities in the Sierra Nevada on Monday and worked to fully surround a suspected arson wildfire that destroyed homes last week. More than 2,000 ...

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Crews Make Progress on CA Fire That Has Displaced Thousands

Firefighter at Fawn Fire in California

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were gaining the upper hand Sunday on a forest fire that displaced thousands of people and destroyed more than 100 buildings near Shasta Lake in Northern California. Lighter winds and cooler temperatures slowed the Fawn ...

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