Tag Archives: CZU August Lightning Complex Fire

Neighbors with Hoses Target Fires as Crews Urge Them to Stop

New level of engagement by residents     By CAMILLE FASSETT Associated Press/Report for America REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — With California firefighters strapped for resources, residents have organized to put out flames themselves in a large swath of land ...

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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 Wildfires Some of Largest in State History

Thousands under evacuation orders     By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lightning-sparked wildfires in Northern California exploded in size Friday to become some of the largest in state history, forcing thousands to ...

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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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At Least Six Dead in California Wildfires

Nearly 12,000 firefighters are battling blazes     By JANIE HAR and MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Sky-darkening wildfires that took at least five lives and forced tens of thousands of people from their homes blazed ...

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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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