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Horton Blazes Trail As CAL FIRE’s First Female Chopper Pilot

When lives are on the line and homes are in danger, Desiree Horton swoops into action.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/16/2014

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CAL FIRE Reactivates Firefighting Air Tanker Fleet

California officials have reactivated the state’s 22 firefighting air tankers days after one of the aircraft crashed in Yosemite National Park, killing the pilot.

10/10/2014

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Four-Alarm Fire Chars Jurupa Valley Uniform Supply House

A four-alarm fire did significant damage to a uniform supply house in Jurupa Valley on Sunday afternoon.

10/05/2014

Authorities say the arrival of two "Super-Scooper" aircraft and an Erikson "Helitanker" are arriving just in time for fire season. (Photo credit: Jeff Nguyen)

LA County Receives ‘Super Scoopers’ Ahead Of Potentially Tough Fire Season

Los Angeles County firefighters are ready for what some say could be a particularly harsh fire season, and they’ve got the hardware to back it up.

09/03/2014

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2 Firefighters Hurt In 65-Acre Blaze Near Glendora

Two firefighters have suffered heat-related injuries as crews continue to battle a 65-acre blaze in the Angeles National Forest above Glendora.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/14/2014

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Running On Empty: Fighting Fires

The drought is making a difficult fire season even tougher, forcing Cal Fire to rethink the way firefighters use water.

07/31/2014

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Running On Empty: Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott

The drought has forced firefighters across California to rethink the way they fight fires.

07/31/2014

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Fire Near Hemet Scorches About 80 Acres

A brush fire was burning Wednesday in the Aguanga community near Hemet, officials said.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/23/2014

Firefighters work to gain ground on the so-called “Colby Fire” on Jan. 17, 2014. (credit: Matt Hartman/Shorealone Films)

Agencies Warn 2014 Could Be Worst Fire Season To Date

Drought conditions and several illegal fireworks busts have local agencies extremely worried about the upcoming fire season.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/20/2014

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With Rising Temperatures, Inland Empire Residents Worry About Brush Fire Threat

With last summer’s brush fires fresh in memory, residents in the Inland Empire are worried about a repeat in 2014, due to rising Spring temperatures.

04/08/2014

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‘Tinderbox’ Conditions Put CAL FIRE Crews On 24-Hour Standby

Fire crews at stations throughout the Inland Empire will go on 24-hour stand-by mode Monday after rain totals in the region have done little to combat drought conditions.

03/31/2014

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Riverside Brush Fire Burns Several Acres Near Boy Scout Camp

The fire was reported at 2:30 p.m. at Mission Inn Avenue and Scout Lane, near a Boy Scout camp adjacent to the Santa Ana River bed.

03/19/2014

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Committee Approves $15M To 2 Girls Whose Father Was Killed By Cal Fire Truck

A state legislative committee has agreed to pay $15 million to two Southern California girls whose father was killed in a collision with a Cal Fire truck.

08/18/2013

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Local Emergency Declared As Silver Fire Spreads To 14K Acres, 20 Percent Contained

Authorities Thursday declared a local emergency and issued new evacuation orders as a fast-moving wildfire near Banning grew to 14,000 acres and was 20 percent contained as of Thursday evening.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/08/2013

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Firefighter Struck And Killed Responding To Accident On 10 Fwy

A firefighter was fatally injured Friday after being struck by a car at the scene of a traffic collision on the 10 Freeway, officials said.

CBS Los Angeles–07/05/2013

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