Cal Fire

The Swedes Fire was burning near Oroville on Sept. 9, 2019.
Cal Fire
All News KCBS Radio
September 09, 2019 - 12:52 pm
Firefighters are battling a number of fires up and down the state of California. The increase in wildfires is a sign that autumn is coming. The worst part of the fire season typically takes place in fall. The biggest fire is the Walker Fire in Plumas County that has burned nearly 60 square miles...
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Moose Fire Burns In Mendocino County
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office
KCBS Radio Morning News
August 13, 2019 - 11:19 am
A wildfire erupted in Mendocino County Monday, spreading quickly overnight and prompting evacuations. The Moose Fire is burning in the McNab Ranch area along Highway 101 between Hopland and Ukiah. The blaze covers 225 acres and is 25% contained, Cal Fire said Tuesday. It is burning in a steep,...
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Authorities reported that nine brush fires in Clayton started early on Aug. 3, 2019.
Shaun McMahon
Matt Bigler
August 03, 2019 - 10:32 am
CLAYTON — A series of suspicious brush fires broke out near Clayton early Saturday morning. Authorities in eastern Contra Costa County evacuated some homes and issued shelter-in-place orders as they sought to contain and put out nine fires that started around 3 a.m. The fires, which have burned 655...
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The Canyon Fire started burning near Lake Berryessa on July 22, 2019.
July 23, 2019 - 6:39 am
A wildfire burning near Lake Berryessa, east of St. Helena, led authorities to evacuate people from some homes on Monday. Some roads, including a stretch of Highway 128, remained closed on Tuesday due to the fire. The Canyon Fire had scorched 55 acres and was 60% percent contained on Monday evening...
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Cal Fire said that two buildings were destroyed by the Aborn Fire in San Jose on July 15, 2019.
Cal Fire
KCBS Radio Midday News
July 15, 2019 - 1:06 pm
Two buildings have been destroyed by a brush fire burning in the San Jose hills on Monday, Cal Fire said. No one has been injured by the Aborn Fire, which consumed 47 acres, according to authorities. The flames were first reported at 11 a.m. in the Evergreen neighborhood. Update #Aborn fire, view...
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Carr Fire Shasta County
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Holly Quan
June 17, 2019 - 1:30 pm
As Gov. Gavin Newsom mulls over a budget that grapples with wildfire costs, the union representing 6,000 state firefighters is running television ads in Sacramento urging homeowners to create defensible space around their properties.
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Flames consume a Kentucky Fried Chicken as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
AP Photo/Noah Berger
Jenna Lane
May 15, 2019 - 2:10 pm
The Camp Fire, which burned more buildings and killed more people last year than any fire in California's history, was caused by PG&E, according to state investigators.
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Tubbs Fire Fountaingrove
Terry Sanders/Fountaingrove
KCBS Radio Afternoon News
January 24, 2019 - 12:56 pm
The Tubbs Fire that burned across Sonoma County in October 2017, killing 22 people, was caused by a homeowner's electrical system, according to the Cal Fire.
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Cal Fire
KCBS Radio Morning News
September 10, 2018 - 7:53 am
The Snell Fire burning in northern Napa County grew by only 90 acres overnight and firefighters have increased containment to 30 percent, according to Cal Fire on Monday morning.
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A U.S. Air Force plane drops fire retardant on a burning hillside in the Ranch Fire in Clearlake Oaks, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
August 06, 2018 - 7:42 pm
LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Twin Northern California blazes fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather grew Monday to become the largest wildfire in state history, becoming the norm as climate change makes the fire season longer and more severe. The two fires burning a few miles apart and known as...
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