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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.
Agencies Get Up To Speed On Latest Firefighting AircraftWith 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.
7 Bald Eagles Spotted At 6 San Bernardino County LakesSeven bald eagles were spotted during an organized count at sites across San Bernardino County last weekend.
Federal Charges Expected For Rim Fire SuspectFederal 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.
Budget For Battling Wildfires Nearly Spent As California Enters Height Of Fire SeasonCalifornia is heading into the peak of fire season, however much of this year's federal money to battle wildfires has already been spent.
Mountain Fire 100 Percent ContainedThe Mountain Fire, which scorched 27,531 acres near Idyllwild since it broke out July 15, was fully contained Tuesday.
Mountain Fire 99 Percent ContainedThe Mountain Fire, which has burned 27,531 acres near Idyllwild since it broke out July 15, was 99 percent contained Monday afternoon.
Mountain Fire Caused By Electrical Equipment Failure On Private PropertyAn electrical equipment failure on private property caused the Mountain Fire, which has burned more than 27,500 acres in the Idyllwild area.
Plague-Stricken Squirrel Prompts Closure Of Campground In Angeles National ForestA squirrel that tested positive for plague prompted the days-long closure of a campground in the Angeles National Forest.
Officials Push Full Containment Of Mountain Fire To FridayFull containment was initially expected Wednesday, however, officials said the fire was only at 91 percent contained.
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.
Wildfire Alert Level Rises In Angeles National ForestThe wildfire alert level in the Angeles National Forest will increase Tuesday.
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