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Santa Rosa Honors Fire Victims At "Day Of Remembrance"

October 30, 2017 | Sally Schilling

Sonoma County residents mourn loss of loved ones, thank first responders during wildfire memorial.

Cynthia Hotujec-Kantner / AP / File

FAA Probes Drone Near-Miss With Reno Firefighting Copter

June 17, 2016

(AP) — The FAA is investigating a near-miss between a hobby drone and a sheriff's helicopter in Reno during an aerial attack on a wind-whipped brush fire that was threatening dozens of suburban homes on the edge of the Sierra.

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Tahoe Procession Honors Fallen Firefighter

August 14, 2015

(AP) - Hundreds of people yesterday lined the streets and highways near Lake Tahoe to pay their respects as a funeral procession passed for a 21-year-old Forest Service firefighter killed while responding to a Sierra wildfire.

Noah Berger / AP

State Government

No Firefighter Shortage Despite State's Shrinking Prison Population

August 5, 2015 | Ben Adler

California is using thousands of state prison inmates this week to help fight more than 20 wildfires across the state. That’s despite fears that a reduction in the state’s prison population might lead to a shortage of available firefighters.

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