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Mandatory, voluntary evacuations issued in wake of California, Nevada wildfires

October 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Mandatory evacuations have been issued for 500 residences in northeastern California after a wildfire began early Friday morning. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said in a statement on Friday that voluntary evacuations have been issued

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California heat wave intensifies wildfire threatening homes

September 27, 2016 Noah Berger and Kristin J. Bender - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MORGAN HILL, Calif. – A heat wave stifling drought-stricken California worsened a wildfire Tuesday that burned buildings and forced people from their homes in remote communities along the Santa Cruz Mountains. The blaze in a rugged area about 30 miles

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California firefighters stretched thin as blazes sweep state

August 23, 2016 Don Thompson - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s state fire department is stretched thin just as the bone-dry state enters the peak of its wildfire season, with vacancy rates exceeding 15 per cent for some firefighters and supervisors. The vacancy rate is more than

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Wildfire roars into California town, driving out thousands

August 15, 2016 The Associated Press

LOWER LAKE, Calif. – A wildfire destroyed at least 10 homes and forced some 4,000 people to flee as flames jumped a road and moved into a Northern California town still recovering from a devastating wildfire nearly a year ago.