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The aerial training exercise will feature the use of C-130 military aircraft to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season. (Photo credit:  STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

C-130 Air Tankers Take Part In Aerial Firefighting Drills Near Channel Islands

Pilots and flight crews are conducting aerial training exercises in Ventura County in preparation for what officials fear could be a dangerous wildfire season.

04/09/2014

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35-Acre Pine Fire Prompts Evacuations In Gorman

Firefighters are battling a quick-moving brush fire that’s scorched more than 35 acres in the Tejon Pass.

03/14/2014

Firefighters work to gain ground on the so-called “Colby Fire” on Jan. 17, 2014.  (credit: Matt Hartman/Shorealone Films)

Full Containment Expected Wednesday For Colby Fire Near Glendora

A wildfire that forced hundreds of residents out of their homes late last week was 78 percent contained on Sunday, authorities said.

01/19/2014

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FEMA OKs Funding To Help Battle Colby Fire In Glendora

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized funding to help fight the wildfire that’s destroyed two homes in the foothills east of Los Angeles.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/16/2014

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Auction of Classic Car Will Fund Memorial For Arizona Firefighters

A fully-restored classic car will be auctioned Friday in Anaheim with proceeds going towards a memorial in honor of the 19 Arizona firefighters killed during the Yarnell Hill blaze.

11/19/2013

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7-Acre Brush Fire In Unincorporated Corona Contained

The blaze was reported at 5:30 p.m. in the area surrounding 3240 Clearing Circle.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/16/2013

19 firefighters died on June 30 battling a blaze in Arizona. (credit: kpho.com)

Families Of AZ Firefighters Await Report On Deaths

Not a day goes by that Colleen Turbyfill doesn’t think of her son, his death as real and raw now as it was three months ago when the former Marine and 18 of his colleagues died battling a lightning-sparked wildfire in Arizona.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/27/2013

The historic Station Fire of 2009 burned through more than 250 square miles of land north of Los Angeles, proving to be the biggest and most deadly in a series of wildfires that summer. (Photo credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Foothill Residents Warned Worst Of Fire Season Still Ahead

Summer may be over, but Southern California residents are being warned to stay vigilant preparing for wildfires.

09/27/2013

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Crews Battling 30-Acre Brush Fire In Yucaipa

Cal Fire officials say the blaze is burning on Live Oak and was at zero percent containment as of 6:30 p.m.

09/11/2013

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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

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Cleghorn Fire In Cajon Pass 100 Percent Contained

Firefighters have made progress against a brush fire burning in the Cajon Pass.

08/18/2013

Two Super Scooper fire fighting planes are seen parked at Van Nuys airport. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

‘Super Scoopers’ Firefighting Aircraft Arrive From Canada

Two Bombardier 415 Super Scoopers and an Erickson S-64 Air-Crane Helitanker are on lease from Quebec to bolster Los Angeles County Fire Department’s efforts against wildfires.

08/15/2013

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Silver Fire Near Banning 100 Percent Contained

The Silver Fire, which burned 20,292 acres near Banning, was fully contained Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/12/2013

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150-Acre Sharp Fire In Wrightwood 30 Percent Contained

Authorities have contained 30 percent of a wildfire burning in the Angeles National Forest.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/09/2013

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Silver Fire Near Banning Grows To 18K Acres

Thousands of Riverside County residents were under mandatory evacuation orders Friday as crews battled a wildfire that has scorched 18,000 acres.

08/09/2013

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