Wildfires

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Schools Closed For Second Day As Firefighters Battle Snow Summit Blaze

Schools were closed for a second day in the Southern California mountain community where crews battled a small but smoky wildfire burning through timber near a popular ski resort.

08/25/2015

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Firefighters Continue To Battle More Than 20 Wildfires In California

Firefighters continued to battle a 250-acre brush fire on Monday near Ojai.

08/03/2015

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D.A.: Operators Will Be Prosecuted For Murder If ‘Intentional Act Of A Drone’ Were To Cause Death

Authorities in San Bernardino County issued a stern warning Wednesday for anyone caught flying an unmanned aerial vehicle over dangerous situations, such as wildfires.

07/29/2015

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$75,000 Reward Approved For Information Leading To Pilots Who Flew Drones Over Fires

Authorities in San Bernardino County have approved a $75,000 reward for information leading to those responsible for flying drones over three recent wildfires.

07/28/2015

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Red-Flag Warning In Effect For Mountains, Valley Areas

A red flag warning remains in effect Tuesday for the mountain and valley areas of Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange counties, with forecasters saying strong winds and low humidity threaten to give rise to wildfires.

11/18/2014

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Recent California Wildfires Cost State $60M

About a dozen wildfires in the northern and eastern county destroyed 44 houses, an 18-unit apartment complex and several businesses.

05/23/2014

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Southland Residents Urged To Be Prepared For Wildfires

Fire agencies around the Southland urged residents to be prepared for the possibility of wildfires.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/07/2014

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Calif. To Hire Several Hundred Firefighters

California is set to hire several hundred seasonal firefighters to respond to the increase in wildfires across the state.

03/29/2014

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Pay Uncertain For Hotshot Crews Battling Wildfires During Government Shutdown

The elite fire fighting crews known as “Hotshots” who fight wildfires across the country are continuing to work despite uncertainty surrounding their pay during the government shutdown.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/01/2013

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Wildfires Spark Debate On Climate Change Among Calif. Politicians

Senator Barbara Boxer said Thursday that wildfires like the fast-moving Silver Fire should be a wake-up call to the reality of climate change.

CBS Los Angeles–08/08/2013

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Man Pleads Not Guilty After Charged With Setting Series Of Fires

A man pleaded not guilty on Monday after he was accused of 18 counts of setting, or trying to set, a series of fires in Pasadena, South Pasadena, and Los Angeles.

05/06/2013

Cal Fire firefighters battle the Crown Fire, which continues to burn on July 30, 2010 in the hills above Palmdale, California. The 8,000-acre Crown Fire is approximately five percent contained. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Cal Fire Increases Staff In Anticipation Of Hazardous Fire Season

As Summer quickly approaches the moderately dry region of Southern California, Cal Fire began its annual increase of staff in Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties Monday.

04/15/2013

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Lightning Sparks Wildfires Throughout Kern County

Wildfires sparked by lightning strikes are burning near homes in mountainous areas of Kern County, causing some residents to flee.

09/11/2011

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Wildfire In Cajon Pass Scorches More Than 300 Acres

A wildfire has scorched more than 200 acres and a mobile home in the Cajon Pass Monday afternoon.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/22/2011

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Brown Plan To Transfer Inmates May Strip Firefighter Support Crews

A cost-cutting move to transfer tens of thousands of state inmates to county jails could potentially cripple a key component of California’s firefighting force.

06/21/2011

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