Wildfires

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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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$50K Reward Given In Esperanza Wildfire Case

A $50,000 reward was given Tuesday to a witness whose testimony helped convict Raymond Lee Oyler for murder and arson in the 2006 Esperanza wildfire.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/08/2011

Webcams Watch For SoCal Fire Threats

You know that thing on the top of your computer you use to chat with your friends? Fire officials in San Diego County say it could be a life-saver.

10/27/2010

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Suit: $7M In False Claims From Calif. Wildfires

Farmers Group Inc. has sued a so-called catastrophe chaser accused of submitting false insurance claims relating to a series of California wildfires.

10/19/2010

(source: Los Angeles Fire Department)

LAFD Suspends Cost-Cutting For Brush Fire Season

The Los Angeles Fire Department is suspending a cost-cutting measure in order to return 15 engine companies to service every day during the peak brush fire season.

09/30/2010

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