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Thousands Evacuated As California Wildfires Sweep On

Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency on Sunday in Northern California areas hit by a fast-expanding wildfire that injured four firefighters and forced thousands of people to evacuate.

September 13, 2015

California Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency As Wildfires Rage

The three fires combined have burned almost 100,000 acres.

September 18, 2014

Wildfire Near Yosemite National Park Prompts Thousands Of Evacuations

By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times Out-of-control wildfire burning near Yosemite has triggered thousands of evacuation orders. A wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park is threatening 500 homes, has triggered 13,000 evacuation orders, and prompted the Madera County sheriff to declare a local emergency. The fast-moving Junction fire had burned 1,200 acres and was 0 […]

August 19, 2014

In Parched California, Beware Of Humans Near Dry Brush

By Peter Hecht, The Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Authorities say alleged marijuana farmer Freddie Alexander Smoke III was indifferent to the danger of fire. They say Smoke, a 37-year-old Sacramento man, did not consider that his rental truck and its hot exhaust pipe might ignite the dry grass on July 11 as he was […]

August 5, 2014

Yosemite Park Fire Threatens Famous Giant Sequoia Trees

Los Angeles (AFP) — A fire raging in California’s Yosemite National Park threatens a grove of famous giant sequoia trees. The blaze, which began on Saturday, has scorched some 3,545 acres of the popular tourist spot and is about one-third contained, a spokeswoman for the Yosemite Fire Information call center told AFP. Some 830 firefighters […]

July 31, 2014

Fire Near Yosemite Turns Up Heat On California Wildfire Season

By Lisa M. Krieger, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — For the second year in a row, flames in Yosemite National Park are turning up the heat on California’s wildfire season, fueled by one of the most severe droughts in decades. But despite dangerously dry conditions, tens of thousands of lightning strikes and […]

July 30, 2014

Weather Could Make Firefighting More Difficult In Northern California

By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times As two Northern California wildfires continued to burn out of control Sunday, weather in the days ahead is threatening to worsen and expand the blazes. The Sand fire east of Sacramento grew to 3,800 acres Sunday, and forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents, destroyed 10 homes, and may […]

July 28, 2014