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CAL FIRE: Arbor Week Art Contest Winners Announced

SACRAMENTO March 13, 2017 – As trees across the state begin to blossom in anticipation of spring, California celebrates Arbor Week by emphasizing the importance of trees in communities and for residents. Today, officials from CAL FIRE and California ReLeaf, an organization working to preserve, protect and enhance California’s urban forests, announced the winners of the […]

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CAL FIRE Emphasizes the Importance of Trees in California with 2017 California Arbor Week Poster and Video Contest

Sacramento, Calif. December 22, 2016 – Trees are an essential part of California’s climate and are vital to improving air quality and conserving water. To help educate Californians on the value that trees provide to building successful, healthy cities and neighborhoods, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and California ReLeaf are […]

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CAL FIRE plans to conduct a 25-acre prescribed burn at the Mt Howell Lookout property today

Auburn, Calif. December 7, 2016 – On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, the CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, with the support and cooperation from our allied Placer County Agencies, will complete an up to 25 acre prescribed burn on the Mt Howell Fire Lookout property in Placer County. This Vegetation Management Program burn will be conducted from approximately […]

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CAL FIRE Announces Over $15 million in New Grants

Sacramento December 2, 2016 – More than $15 million spread across 34 California counties will be used to remove dead and dying trees and thin fuels that could otherwise exacerbate wildfires, CAL FIRE announced today.  Using state funds and fees collected from homeowners who live in California’s urban-wildland interface, CAL FIRE awarded the $15.75 million […]

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit transitions out of Peak Fire Season on Nov. 14

AUBURN, Calif. November 11, 2016 – Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires allowing CAL FIRE’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit to transition out of peak fire season effective Monday, November 14, 2016 at 8:00 A.M. in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties. “Fire, if used safely and responsibly, is an […]

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CAL FIRE AEU to begin Fall Prescribed Fire Regiment

Camino, Calif. October 24, 2016 – With the change of seasons evident here in the foothills, CAL FIRE AEU will begin burning many different Vegetation Management Projects or VMPs in Amador, and El Dorado counties. “When the weather presents a safe opportunity, we will re-introduce low intensity fire in the landscape in designated areas. These […]

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CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire Lifts Burning Restrictions

Oroville, Calif. October 20, 2016 – Effective Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8:00 am the burn suspension in Butte County will be lifted. CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire Chief Darren Read is formally cancelling the burn suspension. While cooler temperatures have helped to diminish the threat of wildfire, we are still in our fifth year of […]

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Arrest made in connection with 2014 Bully Fire

Redding, Calif. September 28, 2016 – Hammond, Indiana Police Department SWAT team members along with other law enforcement officers in East Chicago, Indiana arrested Freddie Alexander Smoke III, 39, of East Chicago, Indiana this morning without incident. On July 11, 2014 at approximately 10 p.m. CAL FIRE law enforcement officers arrested Freddie Alexander Smoke III […]

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Cause of Saddle Incident Fires Determined

Butte County, September 8, 2016 – CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire investigators have determined the fires on Pentz Road that occurred on Monday, September 6th, 2016 were caused by a malfunctioning vehicle with a faulty exhaust system.  Investigators would like to thank local citizens for their assistance during this investigation. “This is a stark reminder of […]

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95% of California’s wildfires caused by people

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 5, 2016 – In the past two months, California has experienced a rash of large and damaging wildfires and in almost every single case, the fire was preventable. It’s true; 95% of all wildfires are caused by the activity of people! CAL FIRE is asking, especially with the holiday weekend, that all Californians […]

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