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CapRadio's Wildfire Coverage

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Fire Officials Update On Preacher Fire Near Carson City And Wall Fire In Butte County

July 26, 2017

Updates from fire officials for the Preacher Fire near Carson City, Nevada and the Wall Fire in Butte County, California.

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Giant Firefighting Bomber Grounded

July 22, 2017 | Bob Moffitt

2009 marked the first time a giant Boeing 747 dropped a load of bright pink retardant on a fire in California. While the 747 is not currently an option for fighting fires in the state, another of these planes may soon be certified.

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Why California's Wildfires Have Burned So Much Area So Early This Season

July 21, 2017 | Sally Schilling

California's wildfires have burned more than three times the acreage compared to this time last year. The intense start is thanks to the thick grasslands left behind after this year's heavy rainfall.

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Containment Grows For Detwiler Fire

July 21, 2017

July 22, UPDATE 1:39 p.m.: CAL FIRE continues to estimate the Detwiler Fire at 75,200 acres with 30 percent containment. It has destroyed more than 100 homes and outbuildings, and another 1,500 structures remain threatened.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

CAL FIRE Chief Ken Pimlott Updates On Detwiler Fire In Mariposa County

July 20, 2017

CAL FIRE Chief Ken Pimlott updates the latest information on the Detwiler Fire and other wildfires across the state.

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Wednesday Update: Detwiler Fire Prompts New Evacuations

July 19, 2017

Evacuation orders were issued for the town of Coulterville due to the Detwiler Fire burning in the rugged mountains of Mariposa County outside of Yosemite National Park, which has scorched 45,724 acres and is 7 percent contained.