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Fewer Wildfires In 2016 On National Forest Lands In California

August 8, 2016 | Ed Joyce

It has been a busy fire season across California. But there are fewer fires in the state’s 18 U.S. national forests so far this year, compared to 2015.

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Soberanes Fire 'Conundrum For Fire Managers'

August 5, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The Soberanes Fire near Big Sur is burning in a rugged area that hasn't "seen fire in decades." The wildfire is 45 percent contained at 57,500 acres.

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The 'New Normal' For Wildfires In California

August 3, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The number of acres burned by wildfires in the U.S. is about average for this time of year. But, in California, the 'new normal' includes larger and more frequent wildfires.

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Fire Restrictions In Northern California Counties

July 27, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Dangerous fire weather conditions has prompted one federal agency to impose fire restrictions on public lands in northern California.

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Crews Battle Access, Terrain On Trailhead Fire

July 4, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Update 6 p.m. July 4: The Trailhead Fire is 50 percent contained at 5,444 acres. Mandatory evacuation orders are being reduced to voluntary in areas affected by the fire in Placer and El Dorado counties.

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Fire Restrictions For Lake Tahoe Basin

July 1, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Fire restrictions are in effect on U.S. Forest Service lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Officials say illegal and unattended campfires cause over 90 percent of wildfires within the Lake Tahoe Basin.

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More Wildfires, Starting Sooner, Burning More Acres

June 28, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A new report says more people in California are at risk from wildfire and fires are starting earlier and are three times larger than in the 1970s.

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