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  1. Wildfire Continues Raging in Northern CARead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 10 |

    Sept. 10 -- Interstate 5, the state's main north-south transportation artery, will remain closed indefinitely by the raging Delta Fire, authorities said Sunday. The freeway has been shut down since Wednesday afternoon in both directions for a roughly 45-mile stretch from 10 miles north of Redding to 3.6 miles south of Mount Shasta.


  2. Report: Power Line Maintenance Sparked Three CA WildfiresRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2018 |

    A report by Cal Fire said poor maintenance of PG&E power lines contributed to three fires in Butte and Nevada counties last year. May 25--In the first results of its investigations into the firestorm that swept through Northern California last October, Cal Fire on Friday said poor maintenance of PG&E power lines contributed to three of the four wildfires that broke out in Butte and Nevada counties.


  3. CA Dispatchers Get New Training to Handle WildfiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2018 |

    Sonooma County's REDCOM dispatch center is working to improve operations during wildfires and hopes their program will be used as a national model. The woman was desperate to get down the hill with her two children and her father, still weak after open-heart surgery, before the wildfire burned her family's home in the Sonoma Valley.


  4. CA Bill Aims to Help Evacuations with Battery Backup in Garage DoorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2018 |

    Garage doors proved a deadly obstacle for at least five of the 44 victims in October's fires and many others were stymied by garage doors that would not open because power of power outages. Feb. 01--State Sen. Bill Dodd introduced legislation Thursday that would require all new electrical garage doors in California to include a backup battery, a measure intended to improve residents' safety in future disasters or power outages.


  5. CA Officials Continue to Ponder Wildfire Warning SystemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2017 |

    A scared and confused resident can't find her ride as the Thomas Fire approaches the town of La Conchita early Thursday morning, Dec. 7, 2017. Dec. 29--REPORTING FROM NAPA, Calif.


  6. Heroism, Tragedy, Humor on Front Line in Southern CARead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2017 |

    William Schimpf, left, and Erik Mortimore, right, with the City of Napa Fire Department, work to put out spot fires in a burned field covered with ash Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 in Bonsall, CA. Dec. 09--The sun had set Tuesday when Tim Hurley and his strike crew from the U.S. Forest Service's Kernville station first made it to the front lines of the Creek fire above Sylmar.


  7. Firefighters Race to Douse Last Northern CA HotspotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 |

    Oct. 25--Unseasonably warm weather is in store for the Bay Area through at least Friday, but meteorologists say temperatures creeping into the 90s shouldn't stymie firefighters working to put out the last hotspots in the North Bay wildfire zones. As temperatures reach 15 to 20 degrees above average across the region, most of the North Bay was expected to soar into the lower to mid 90s Tuesday, with higher elevations in the mid to upper 80s, said Roger Gass, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.


  8. Pilot Arrested after Drones Hamper CA FirefightersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 |

    Oct. 16--Firefighting teams trying to tamp down the still-active fires in the California Wine County have a message for any would-be drone operators hoping to capture video of the disaster from the air: As fire crews continue their battle to contain the blazes, the California Highway Patrol has made it clear that amateur operators pose a serious threat to the firefighting efforts. The drones can hamper fire operations, especially those using retardant-dropping aircraft.


  9. 'Encouraging' Progress in Northern CA FirefightRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2017 |

    A firefighter puts out a hot spot as he defends the line and tries to stop fire from crossing Highway 29 north of Calistoga, CA, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 Oct. 13--State fire officials announced Friday morning that "encouraging" progress was made overnight in controlling several deadly wildfires burning in Northern California, but winds are expected to kick back up later today, and they cautioned full containment is at least a week away. At a press conference late Friday morning, state officials said thousands of firefighters had been deployed to the main fire lines during the previous 24 hours, allowing for crews to establish some containment around the blazes after days of limited progress.


  10. Thousands More Evac, 23 Dead in CA WildfiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 |

    CalFire firefighters Tino Loconte, left, and Jon Flinn hit hot spots along Petrified Forest Road near Calistoga, CA, on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Oct. 12--The ferocious fires in the Wine Country and beyond destroyed new territory on multiple fronts Wednesday, threatening communities untouched by the previous onslaught -- including the cities of Sonoma, Napa, Calistoga and Fairfield -- and prompting evacuations of thousands more people.


  11. High Winds Expected as Northern CA Firefight ContinuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2017 |

    Smoke shrouds the sky and casts an amber glow over the evening sky as wildfires continue to burn near the residential neighborhood of Oakmont in Santa Rosa, CA, on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Oct. 11--As firefighters begin their third day battling multiple wildfires in California's Wine Country with a focus on saving lives and preserving property, heavy winds are expected to return Wednesday afternoon and create a "very high fire danger."


  12. CA Chief Loses Home to Wine Country FiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2017 |

    Oct. 11--As wildfires swept through and decimated neighborhoods in Northern California, some of the first responders lost their own homes as they were helping to evacuate residents. Welch, a Santa Rosa resident, lost his home, then went back and helped with the fire response in Napa and Sonoma counties after he and his family evacuated, Linn Walsh, assistant to the Mill Valley city manager, said Tuesday.


  13. Battle On to Halt March of Deadly Northern CA BlazesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 |

    Penny Wright weeps with her husband Edward after arriving at their Fountaingrove home of 10 years to find it was completely destroyed by wildfire Monday in Santa Rosa, CA. Oct. 11--Thousands of firefighters fought Tuesday to stop the aggressive march of wind-whipped wildfires that raged out of control in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties as the death toll rose to 15 and residents began to confront a devastated landscape that included at least 2,000 ruined homes and businesses, from restaurants to hotels to wineries.


  14. Mass Evacuations as CA Wildfires SpreadRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2017 |

    Oct. 9--Several out-of-control wildfires were burning in Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday morning, prompting mass evacuations of many neighborhoods and at least one Wine Country resort as firefighters sought to halt the advance of the flames amid high winds. The National Weather Service said the fires, which caused power outages and blanketed much of the Bay Area in smoke, were being fanned by strong and dry northeast winds.


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