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Stories related to: fires

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP file, 2017

California Utility Expects To Pay $2.5 Billion For Wildfires

June 21, 2018

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. also warned that its liability could be considerably higher after state fire officials determine the cause of 21 major fires that whipped through wine country last October.

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Time To Fight Fires With Fire, Watchdog Group Suggests

February 5, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

The Little Hoover Commission, tasked with questioning the efficiency of state programs, recommends immediate action when it comes to reducing the risk of damage from fires.

Grass Fires Burning On American River Parkway

August 28, 2015 | Bob Moffitt

UPDATE: 11:40 p.m. - Crews are working through the night to mop up a series of grassland fires along the American River Parkway - north of the river and south of Costco. There were no injuries and no structures threatened.

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Several Fires Burning Around Sacramento City

July 28, 2015

Sacramento Fire Department is reporting three separate fire burning along the American River bike trail near Howe and Arden. In South Sacramento firefighters are fighting a large fire at a recycling center.

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USDA: Forest Health Can Improve Water Supply

May 18, 2015 | Amy Quinton

A top USDA official recommends forest thinning and controlled burns to prevent catastrophic wildfires. He says those tools could also help provide water.

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Forest Thinning Effort Underway At Lake Tahoe

May 19, 2014 | Ky Plaskon

Forest thinning is underway at Lake Tahoe. But does it work? Parts of the north and south shores of Lake Tahoe are closed starting this week as the U.S. Forest Service thins thousands of acres of timberland.

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