Cal Fire

Firefighters battle the Kincade Fire on October 27, 2019 in Windsor.
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Mike DeWald
July 16, 2020 - 3:05 pm
CAL FIRE said Thursday PG&E's electrical lines are responsible for igniting last year's destructive Kincade Fire in Sonoma County.
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
July 09, 2020 - 1:01 pm
While the coronavirus pandemic has presented unprecedented budget and physical spacing challenges, Gov. Gavin Newsom and various state agency leaders have announced an aggressive plan to combat an already above-average fire season in the state.
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Firefighters in Contra Costa County demonstrated the hazards posed by fireworks on June 18, 2019.
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KCBS Radio Morning News
June 26, 2020 - 12:09 pm
Fire agencies are on alert with nightly illegal fireworks shows sparking grass fires around the Bay Area.
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California Department of Water Resources Snowpack January 2020
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Carrie Hodousek
January 03, 2020 - 11:36 am
The winter season's been off to a snowy start. Skiers may be rejoicing, but firefighters remain on edge. KCBS Radio's Carrie Hodousek explains why.
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Nov. 18, 2018; Chico, CA, USA; The Camp Fire burned so quickly through the town of Paradise that little remains recognizable from the businesses that once lined the streets near the heart of the town.
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Holly Quan
November 04, 2019 - 1:46 pm
It was after the Camp Fire when President Trump first blamed California's wildfires on forest mismanagement. On Sunday, Trump tweeted that Gov. Gavin Newsom has "done a terrible job on forest management" and “I told him from the first day we met that he must ‘clean’ his forest floors regardless of...
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Firefighters monitor the Kincade Fire on October 29, 2019 in Healdsburg.
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All News KCBS Radio
October 31, 2019 - 9:05 am
Firefighters prevented the Kincade Fire from growing overnight and have reached 60% containment of the blaze, Cal Fire said Thursday morning. Weaker winds have enabled firefighters to make more progress against the flames. The fire had been 45% contained Wednesday night. Evacuation orders have been...
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9: Inmate firefighters take a break while battling the Kincade Fire on October 29, 2019 in Healdsburg.
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All News KCBS Radio
October 30, 2019 - 9:20 am
Firefighters doubled containment of the wild Kincade Fire to 30% Wednesday morning despite confronting strong winds overnight in Sonoma County, Cal Fire said . The fire's growth was largely stalled too as it increased by 687 acres to reach 76,825 acres or roughly 120 square miles. Winds that were...
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 Ashley LaFranchi (L) and Stephanie LaFranchi (R) walk through a family home that was destroyed by the Kincade Fire on October 28, 2019 in Calistoga.
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All News KCBS Radio
October 29, 2019 - 9:10 am
The Kincade Fire grew slowly overnight to 75,415 acres Tuesday morning while firefighters in Sonoma County and across the region braced for the return of strong winds that could quickly spread flames over long distances. The Kincade Fire had added 1,091 acres to its path of destruction between...
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Firefighters battle the Kincade Fire on October 27, 2019 in Windsor.
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All News KCBS Radio
October 28, 2019 - 7:19 am
The Kincade Fire grew by 12,000 acres overnight to 66,231 charred acres Monday morning, according to Cal Fire . The Kincade wildfire had wrecked 94 buildings in Sonoma County, a number that was unchanged from Sunday night . Firefighters maintained containment at 5% on Monday, Cal Fire said. A day...
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irefighters battle the Kincade Fire as it burns a barn on October 27, 2019 in Santa Rosa.
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All News KCBS Radio
October 28, 2019 - 5:48 am
Firefighters lost ground in their attempts to contain the raging Kincade Fire on Sunday as it grew to 54,298 acres in Sonoma County. The flames were 5% contained Sunday night, according to Cal Fire , down from 10% when the fire had destroyed 30,000 acres Sunday morning. Officials said that 94...
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