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CapRadio's Wildfire Coverage

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Air Pollution From Wildfires Much Worse Than Previous Estimates

June 15, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Scientists have long known that wildfires pollute the air with soot and other fine particles that are dangerous to human health. But as a new study shows, particle pollution from wildfires is much worse than previously thought.

CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits In Some Areas

June 12, 2017 | Rich Ibarra

CAL FIRE has suspended burn permits for outdoor residential burning of branch and leaf debris in Calaveras, Tuolumne, and the eastern parts of Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties.

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Wildfire Updates: Little Valley Fire, Emerald Fire

October 15, 2016

UPDATE OCT. 16: Evacuation orders were lifted for Emerald Fire in South Lake Tahoe. Meanwhile, the Little Valley Fire in Washoe Valley is holding at 3,400 acres with 20 percent containment.

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Wildfires Costs U.S. Forest Service Millions of Dollars

October 5, 2016 | Ja'Nel Johnson

The rapidly increasing cost of fighting wildfires is causing the U.S. Forest Service to burn through its budget.