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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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350-Acre Brush Fire In San Bernardino County Damages Home

Firefighters Friday made progress on a 350-acre brush fire in San Bernardino County amid near triple-digit temperatures.

06/28/2013

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Hathaway Fire In Riverside County Grows To 1,500 Acres

A wildland fire that broke out Sunday in the Morongo Reservation area of Riverside County has scorched about 1,500 acres, according to fire officials.

06/09/2013

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At Least 1 Home Destroyed, Evacuations Ordered In Nearly 3,000-Acre Summit Fire

A fast-moving, wind-driven brush fire Wednesday destroyed at least one home and prompted evacuations in Banning.

05/01/2013

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