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Mix Of Summer Season, Wildfires, Drought May Push Power Grid Limits

State energy officials Friday warned the statewide drought and continued threat of wildfires could pose challenges to power supplies in coming weeks.

06/27/2014

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Glendale Crews Try To Knock Out 150-Acre Brush Fire Above Brand Park

Fire crews are battling a 25-acre brush fire in the hills above Brand Park in Glendale.

06/22/2014

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Crews Race Weather In Shirley Fire

Deputies spent the night urging residents to leave a Central California community that remains threatened by a smoky wildfire near Bakersfield.

06/15/2014

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Dry Winds Pose Challenge As Kern County Crews Battle 500-Acre Shirley Fire

Firefighters have contained five percent of a 500-acre brush fire in Kern County.

06/14/2014

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Crews In Cherry Valley Contain 30 Percent Of Bogart Fire

Fire lines have been completed around 30 percent of a brush fire early Saturday, and firefighters estimate the “Bogart Fire” has charred 100 acres near Cherry Park, north of Beaumont.

06/07/2014

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100-Acre Bogart Fire In Cherry Valley 10 Percent Contained

A brush fire that erupted Friday along the perimeter of a Cherry Valley park has burned at least 100 acres and was 50 percent contained.

06/06/2014

(L-R) Jonathan Jarrell, Steven Aguirre and Clifford Henry were arrested in January in connection with recklessly starting a campfire that allegedly sparked the nearly 1,900-acre Colby Fire. (Photo credit: Glendora Police Department)

3rd Man Convicted Of Starting Colby Fire

A third man was convicted Thursday of accidentally causing the 1,900-acre Colby wildfire after setting an illegal campfire in the Glendora Hills.

05/22/2014

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Firefighters, Police Hold Evacuation Exercise In Mandeville Canyon

The Los Angeles fire and police departments Sunday held an evacuation exercise in Mandeville Canyon, amid concerns that this year’s drought conditions are similar to what caused the disastrous wildfire there in 1978.

05/18/2014

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Smoke Advisory Issued For Portions Of Riverside, OC Counties

Authorities have issued a smoke advisory for portions of Riverside and Orange counties as winds push smoke into the area from multiple fires burning in San Diego County.

05/17/2014

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Humans Cause Vast Majority Of Wildfires Nationally

Humans are the primary cause of fires and start roughly six times more blazes than lightning strikes in a given year, according to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, which tracked fire causes between 2001 and 2013.

05/16/2014

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All 20,000 Evacuation Orders Off In San Diego Fire

A wildfire that surged amid high heat and dry winds in drought conditions brought evacuation orders for more than 20,000 homes in and around San Diego, but all residents were told they could return home Tuesday night just a few hours later as cooler, calmer darkness fell.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/13/2014

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1,600-Acre Etiwanda Wildfire Now 67 Percent Contained

Firefighters have made progress overnight against a wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 1,600 foothill homes east of Los Angeles.

05/03/2014

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Dramatic Video Shows Crews Battling Blaze That Destroyed 3 Homes In Crestline

Dramatic video from the San Bernardino County Fire Department shows crews battling flames that destroyed three homes in Crestline Wednesday night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/01/2014

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Crews Battle 1K-Acre Brush Fire Near Rancho Cucamonga

Crews Wednesday were battling an approximately 800-acre brush fire in the San Bernardino National Forest.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/30/2014

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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