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The North Fire burned through brush in Baldy Mesa July 18, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Wildfires Continue To Burn In San Bernardino Mountains Despite Heavy Rainfall

The North Fire had scorched 3,500 acres around the Cajon Pass and was 60 percent contained as of 8 a.m. Sunday. To the west, the Pine Fire, near Wrightwood, burned 200 acres and was 35 percent contained.

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Jetliner Lands Safely At LAX After Reportedly Being Struck By Lightning

The Alaska Airlines flight landed around 1:40 p.m.

07/18/2015

The North Fire burned through brush in Baldy Mesa July 18, 2015. (credit: CBS)

3 Homes, 20 Vehicles Destroyed In 3500-Acre North Fire In Baldy Mesa

The North Fire started at about 2:30 p.m. near Interstate 15 north of Highway 138, according to a joint statement from San Bernardino County Fire, CALFIRE and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/18/2015

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300 Evacuated As Pine Fire Near Wrightwood Grows To 200 Acres

The Pine Fire was first reported around 9 p.m. Friday and had burned around 200 acres near Flume Canyon, off of Highway 2, by 8 a.m.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/18/2015

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4 Firefighters Injured In Blaze, Illegal Fireworks Suspected

Four firefighters were injured and damage to three separate warehouses in Florence totaled between $1 to $3 million after a fire was sparked by what investigators suspect may be illegal fireworks.

07/05/2015

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300-Acre Brush Fire Near Lompoc 55 Percent Contained

A vegetation fire was reported in the 1500 block of Burton Mesa around 1:30 p.m. and had grown to nearly 300 acres by 6 p.m., prompting authorities to evacuate approximately 1,200 people in surrounding areas.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/29/2015

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Competition For Firefighting Jobs Heats Up In L.A.

With so many people vying for available positions, this is what aspiring firefighters and medical rescuers need to do to maintain a competitive edge in Los Angeles.

06/29/2015

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Officials To Public: ‘Don’t Fly Drones Over, Near Wildfires’

Authorities have issued a warning to the public Friday after they say two flying drones disrupted wildfire operations in Southern California this week.

06/26/2015

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Lake Fire Continues To Burn As Nearly 2,000 Work Overtime To Put It Out

Authorities said about 1,900 firefighters were working around the clock to battle the blaze.

06/21/2015

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LA Firefighters Brace For Calls, Fires As Heat Wave Escalates

Firefighters across the southland are bracing for an increase in heat-related emergency calls and escalated fire danger as already-hot temperatures are expected to get even hotter.

06/17/2015

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4 Firefighters Injured In Fall Through Roof Of Abandoned Casino In Cudahy

Four firefighters were recovering Friday after falling through the roof of an abandoned casino in Cudahy.

05/22/2015

A building in Sun Valley was fully-involved when firefighters arrived. (credit: CBS)

Large Structure Fire Reported In Sun Valley

Firefighters were on the roof where flames were clearly visible.

05/14/2015

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Crews Tackle House Fire In El Monte

Los Angeles County firefighters were called to the 11500 block of Forest Grove before 6 p.m. Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/11/2015

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Crews Fighting Fire At Multi-Family Building In Santa Clarita

Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel were called to the scene in the 20000 block of Keaton Street at 1:27 p.m.

05/01/2015

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Local Firefighters Gear Up For Possible Rescue Mission In Nepal

The team is comprised of about 65 people, mostly from Los Angeles County, with at least one rescue dog handler from Santa Barbara County, said a Los Angeles County Fire dispatcher.

04/25/2015

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