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  • Firefighters attack Central California blaze

    Firefighters swarmed to the Central California foothills on Tuesday, attacking a blaze that had grown to 1,300 acres in two days.

  • Grim fire season opens in Northern California

    After months of warning that drought-stricken California is facing a potentially devastating wildfire season, officials are telling residents it's time to get serious about clearing brush from backyards, creating evacuation plans and exercising caution with equipment that can throw sparks.

  • California fire chief eludes statewide manhunt

    A former state fire battalion chief's knowledge of the outdoors and ability to fade into the wilderness by drawing on skills and resources he used on his job makes the search for him more complicated and dangerous, authorities said Friday.

  • Raffa Chavez, left, and Gloria Sandoval use umbrellas during a late-season storm in Sacramento, Calif. on Friday, April 25, 2014. While bringing much needed rain and snow to California it is not expected to make much of a dent in the state's drought. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Governor orders more actions on California drought

    Gov. Jerry Brown issued a second executive order on Friday to deal with California's drought, taking additional steps to help fight wildfires and assist cities and farmers.

  • California to hire several hundred firefighters

    California is set to hire several hundred seasonal firefighters to respond to the increase in wildfires across the state.

  • Inmate firefighters walk along state Highway 120 as firefighters continue to battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in Northern California on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Fire crews are clearing brush and setting sprinklers to protect two groves of giant sequoias as a massive week-old wildfire rages along the remote northwest edge of the park. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Yosemite fire 'poses every challenge there can be'

    With winds gusting to 50 mph on Sierra mountain ridges and flames jumping from treetop to treetop, hundreds of firefighters have been deployed to protect mountain communities in the path of a fire raging north of Yosemite National Park.

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