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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


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.


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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.


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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.


Cal Fire firefighters battle the Crown Fire, which continues to burn on July 30, 2010 in the hills above Palmdale, California. The 8,000-acre Crown Fire is approximately five percent contained. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Cal Fire Increases Staff In Anticipation Of Hazardous Fire Season

As Summer quickly approaches the moderately dry region of Southern California, Cal Fire began its annual increase of staff in Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties Monday.


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Lion Attacks, Kills Intern At Private Wild Animal Sanctuary Near Fresno

A lion killed a volunteer intern at a private wild animal sanctuary near Fresno on Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/06/2013


Local Firefighters Inspire Women Battling Cancer

A local group of active and retired firefighters are trading in their standard yellow uniforms for pink ones in October.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/02/2012

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Cal Fire Debuts Plane-Mounted Infrared Camera To ‘See’ Through Smoke

Firefighters in Southern California now have an “eye in the sky” to help them battle wildfires.



Al Qaeda ‘Fire Bomb’ Fails Cal Fire’s Test

Al Qaeda magazine gave step-by-step instructions on how to build and use a “fire bomb,” which CAL FIRE and the California Threat Assessment Center put to the test.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/17/2012

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Riverside County Horse Badly Injured By Discarded Razor Wire [Note: Graphic Image]

Riverside County Animal Control Officers responded to a Sunday morning call about a horse tangled in razor wire in the Mead Valley area, just southeast of the city of Riverside, according to officials.


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Budget Cuts Force Cal Fire To Cancel Deal For DC-10 Supertanker

California is about to lose one of its most effective firefighting weapons to state budget cuts.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–07/07/2011

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Firefighters Gain Control Of 275-Acre Brush Fire

A 275-acre brush fire that threatened Apple Valley is no longer spreading.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/01/2011

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Fire Crews Contain Fast-Moving Blaze In Rubidoux

Roughly 145 firefighters have contained a fast-moving brush fire in Rubidoux, a Cal Fire spokeswoman said Sunday afternoon.



Wildomar Brush Fire Threatens 6 Homes

About 200 firefighters worked overnight to contain a 25-acre blaze burning on the slopes above Wildomar, according to a Cal Fire-Riverside County captain.