U.S. Forest Service

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Pentagon To Provide Soldiers To Assist Agencies With Brush Fires Burning Across Calif.

The Pentagon is providing close to 200 active duty soldiers to assist local agencies battling nearly 20 wildfires burning across drought-stricken California.

08/17/2015

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Agencies Get Up To Speed On Latest Firefighting Aircraft

With more frequent red flag alerts combined with Southern California’s extreme drought conditions, state and federal agencies are getting up to speed on the latest firefighting aircraft.

04/15/2015

Jack is the first known bald eagle to hatch in the San Bernardino Mountains. He was hatched in February 2012 near Fawnskin near Big Bear Lake. (credit: San Bernardino National Forest)

7 Bald Eagles Spotted At 6 San Bernardino County Lakes

Seven bald eagles were spotted during an organized count at sites across San Bernardino County last weekend.

03/17/2015

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Federal Charges Expected For Rim Fire Suspect

Federal officials are expected to file charges against the person they believe started the wildfire that raged through Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Foothills earlier this year.

12/05/2013

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Budget For Battling Wildfires Nearly Spent As California Enters Height Of Fire Season

California is heading into the peak of fire season, however much of this year’s federal money to battle wildfires has already been spent.

08/23/2013

A helicopter makes a drop on the Mountain Fire on July 18, 2013, near Idyllwild, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Mountain Fire 100 Percent Contained

The Mountain Fire, which scorched 27,531 acres near Idyllwild since it broke out July 15, was fully contained Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/30/2013

A helicopter makes a drop on the Mountain Fire on July 18, 2013, near Idyllwild, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Mountain Fire 99 Percent Contained

The Mountain Fire, which has burned 27,531 acres near Idyllwild since it broke out July 15, was 99 percent contained Monday afternoon.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/29/2013

A helicopter makes a drop on the Mountain Fire on July 18, 2013, near Idyllwild, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Mountain Fire Caused By Electrical Equipment Failure On Private Property

An electrical equipment failure on private property caused the Mountain Fire, which has burned more than 27,500 acres in the Idyllwild area.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/25/2013

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Plague-Stricken Squirrel Prompts Closure Of Campground In Angeles National Forest

A squirrel that tested positive for plague prompted the days-long closure of a campground in the Angeles National Forest.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/24/2013

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Officials Push Full Containment Of Mountain Fire To Friday

Full containment was initially expected Wednesday, however, officials said the fire was only at 91 percent contained.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/24/2013

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Firefighter Hotshot Crews ‘A Tight-Knit Community’

The flag outside the U.S. Forest Service headquarters remained at half-staff to honor the 19 firefighters killed while battling an Arizona wildfire Sunday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/01/2013

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Wildfire Alert Level Rises In Angeles National Forest

The wildfire alert level in the Angeles National Forest will increase Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/01/2013

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Hathaway Fire 73 Percent Contained

The Hathaway Fire, which has scorched 3,807 acres in the San Gorgonio Wilderness area, was 73 percent contained as of Monday night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/17/2013

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Powerhouse Fire 70 Percent Contained

Firefighters are conducting mop-up operations at the scene of the big wildfire that scorched 32,032 acres in the span of a week near a utility facility near Palmdale.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/05/2013

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1,500-Acre Powerhouse Fire Now 15 Percent Contained

The Powerhouse Fire burning in San Francisquito Canyon in the Angeles National Forest grew to 1,500 acres Friday and was 15 percent contained, the U.S. Forest Service said.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/31/2013

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