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Prather Resident Named Cal Fire’s Second-in-Command

Prather resident Craig Tolmie is the new chief deputy director for Cal Fire. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tolmie's appointment last Friday. Tolmie, 50, has been the assistant region chief at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention, South...
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Briceburg Fire 75% Contained, All Roads Are Open

The Briceburg Fire near Yosemite National Park is 75% contained and all roads are open following a weekend of wildfire suppression, Cal Fire officials said Monday morning. However, Buffalo Gulch Road is open...
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Mandatory Evacuations Lifted on Briceburg Fire

With firefighters gaining control of the Briceburg Fire, Cal Fire and the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office lifted mandatory evacuation orders and fire advisements at 1 p.m. Friday. However, Highway 140 is cl...
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Favorable Weather Helps Crews Battling Briceburg Fire

Firefighters working throughout the night limited the spread of the Briceburg Fire near Yosemite National Park, Cal Fire officials said Friday morning. Listen to this article:
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4 Firefighters Hurt in Crash on Tulare County Road

PORTERVILLE — Authorities say four Cal Fire firefighters from San Diego were injured when a fire engine crashed and overturned on a rural road in central California. The California Highway Patrol says the dr...
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Fast-Moving Northern California Wildfire Forces Evacuations

REDDING — A fast-moving wildfire in Northern California is threatening thousands of homes and forcing evacuations. The fire in Shasta County started around noon Thursday in a rural area northwest of Redding about 200 miles north of San Francisco. The fir...
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Millions Live in Parts of California Threatened by Wildfires

SACRAMENTO — Impoverished towns in the shadow of Mount Shasta. Rustic Gold Rush cities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. High-dollar resort communities on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Ritzy Los Angeles County suburbs. Nearly all of Paradise is colored in bright ...