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New fires in Sausalito, Santa Cruz and Dublin force evacuations

Los Angeles Times - 18 Oct 2017
Officials were contending with new fires in Northern California on Tuesday as progress continued on the blazes that have ravaged wine country. Five firefighters were injured in a fast-moving wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains, one of several ...
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Letter: Eucalyptus trees are a disaster waiting to happen

Santa Cruz Sentinel - 21 Aug 2018
Eucalyptus trees are fire bombs waiting to explode. Riding the breeze, hot embers from a burning tree have been known to ignite fires five miles away. Santa Cruz is full of eucalyptus trees. We have 50 across the street. Slightly uphill from that grove ...
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Mark Stone: Start by helping fire victims

Santa Cruz Sentinel - 20 Aug 2018
Homes are burning from Siskiyou to San Diego, smoke is spreading from the coast to the mountains, and California has once again broken its record for the “largest recorded fire in state history.” It's past time to change the way we deal with wildfires ...
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No plea deals in Ghost Ship fire

Santa Cruz Sentinel - 17 Aug 2018
A Northern California district attorney has reversed course and says she will no longer consider plea deals to resolve the only criminal case filed in connection to a 2016 warehouse fire that killed 36 people, according to a court document obtained by ...
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No plea deal for men charged in Ghost Ship fire deaths

Santa Cruz Sentinel - 17 Aug 2018
This combination of June 2017 file booking photos provided by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Max Harris, left, and Derick Almena, at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County A Northern California district attorney has told a judge she will no ...
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Cal Fire: 2 fires sparked in Santa Cruz County Sunday morning

KSBW The Central Coast - 29 Jul 2018
Cal Fire is investigating two fires that sparked in Santa Cruz County outside of Bonny Doon Sunday morning. Cal Fire deputy chief Jake Hess says Cal Fire and other local agencies responded to a fully-involved house fire on Warren Drive between 8 and 8 ...
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Yosemite National Park closing due to fire danger

Santa Cruz Sentinel - 24 Jul 2018
In a decision that disrupted thousands of vacations and the tourist economy of the Sierra Nevada, National Park Service officials have closed large sections of Yosemite National Park and ordered visitors and employees to evacuate by noon Wednesday.
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Carr Fire: Death toll, scorched acres grow

Santa Cruz Sentinel - 29 Jul 2018
A Cal Fire firefighter waters down a back burn on Cloverdale Road, near the town of Igo on Saturday. The back burn kept the fire from jumping towards Igo Scorching heat, winds and dry conditions complicated firefighting efforts. Hector Amezcua — The ...
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Three displaced after northwest Austin house fire

KXAN.com - 11 Aug 2018
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A house fire in northwest Austin Friday evening displaced three people. No one was injured, the Austin Fire Department said. The fire in the 11500 block of Santa Cruz Drive, not far from US 183 and Duval Road, started just after 7 p.m..
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Watsonville firefighters participating in cancer awareness ride

Register Pajaronian - 21 Aug 2018
Emblazoned on his riding shirt were the names of two firefighters — Steve Brosig from Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District, who died in 2015, and Clayton Ogden from Santa Cruz Fire Department, who died in 2017. Both men died from cancer.
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Disappointed visitors leave Yosemite as fire rages nearby

Santa Cruz Sentinel - 25 Jul 2018
River Martinez, 10, breaks camp at the Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite National Park on Wednesday. Martinez's family, visiting from Los Angeles, had to cut their stay short as portions of Yosemite close today to allow crews to battle the Ferguson ...
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PG&E legislative effort to ease its wildfire liability dies

Santa Cruz Sentinel - 20 Aug 2018
Among the measures that remain alive: a proposal that would enable PG&E to seek state-secured bonds — essentially a type of mega credit card — to finance, up front, billions of dollars in costs for the infernos so fire victims could be paid rapidly ...
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Man Suspected Of Starting House Fire, Vegetation Fires Arrested

Patch.com - 31 Jul 2018
SANTA CRUZ, CA — An arson suspect has been arrested for starting a structure fire and multiple vegetation fires Sunday morning in unincorporated Santa Cruz County, Cal Fire officials said today. Fire crews from multiple agencies including Cal Fire ...

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