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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Thursday, May 15, 2014

"Firenado" Whips Up in San Diego Wildfires

"Firenado" Whips Up in San Diego Wildfires

Whipping winds and blazing brush led to a rare occurrence in San Diego Wednesday, as residents and firefighters witnessed a so-called firenado ripping across a flaming hillside.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013

11 Major Wildfires Burn in California

11 Major Wildfires Burn in California

The 250-square-mile Rim fire that spread into Yosemite National Park as it continued to scorch a wide area of Stanislaus National Forest is one of 11 major wildfires burning this week during what has been...

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013

Crews Defend Homes From "Wall of Flame"

Crews Defend Homes From "Wall of Flame"

Firefighters work through the night to protect homes from the Falls Fire.

Monday, Jun 10, 2013

This Year's Wildfire Bill Tops $204 Million

This Year's Wildfire Bill Tops $204 Million

Taxpayers have paid $204 million to protect their homes from numerous wildland fires so far this fiscal year.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Powerhouse Fire Fight Continues, Evacuations Ordered

Powerhouse Fire Fight Continues, Evacuations Ordered

Mandatory evacuations ordered after a flareup were lifted late Friday morning as the 1,500-acre Powerhouse fire continued to burn during a second day of hot and dry conditions in the steep San Francisquito...

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Wildfire North of LA Grows to 3,800 Acres

Wildfire North of LA Grows to 3,800 Acres

The fire started early Wednesday afternoon and consumed 2,000 acres in about 2 1/2 hours.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Springs Fire Burns Across Santa Monica Mountains

Springs Fire Burns Across Santa Monica Mountains

The Springs Fire in Ventura County had burned 28,000 acres as of Friday evening, destroying vegetation from the 101 Freeway to Pacific Coast Highway and forcing evacuations in several communities as ground...

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Cal Fire's Firefighting Equipment and How It's Used

A look at Cal Fire's equipment and how it's used.View gallery

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