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Residents Survive CA Blaze in Chilly Lake

When over a dozen people became trapped by the Camp Fire last week, a firefighter sent them wading into the Lake Concow reservoir. Nov. 14 — CONCOW, CA — When Scott realized that his lakeside home in the wooded hills … Continue reading

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Woolsey Fire Containment Grows As Fire Crews Battle Strong Winds

Updated November 14, 2018 MALIBU, CA – The deadly Woolsey Fire has burned 97,620 acres, destroyed 453 structures, threatened another 57,000, forced the evacuation of more than 265,000 people in Los Angeles and Ventura counties and is 40 percent contained … Continue reading

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Amateur Radio Volunteers at the Ready for California Fire Duty

  [Updated 2018 November 13 @ 1024 UTC] Amateur Radio volunteers have been active or are standing by on several fronts as wildfires continue to rage in large sections of California.  Camp Fire In Butte County, in Northern California, the Camp … Continue reading

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Arson Suspected in Overnight Fire at 129-Year-Old Church in Pasadena

A fire that damaged a 129-year-old Episcopalian church Saturday morning (1/13/18) in Pasadena has prompted an arson investigation. Authorities said the cause of the non-injury fire at Church of the Angels, which was reported at 2:20 a.m. at 1100 N. Avenue 64, … Continue reading

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California Wildfires Highlighted the Failures of Emergency Notification System

The Sonoma ridgeline was a sunrise of flame as Sgt. Brandon Cutting led deputies up country roads to pound on doors, hollering “Sheriff’s Office!” Thirty minutes later, with Cutting huffing from exertion and choking in thick smoke, the evacuation of … Continue reading

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Amateur Radio Volunteers Active in Latest Round of California Wildfires

The massive Thomas Fire in Southern California has consumed more than 230,500 acres, and the emergency has caused residents in fire-threatened areas to evacuate. Amateur Radio volunteers remain active supporting communication for American Red Cross shelters in Ventura County. More … Continue reading

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Sikorsky Delivers Two S-70i™ Black Hawk Helicopters to the Los Angeles County Fire Department

COATESVILLE, Pa., Dec. 13, 2017  — Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, delivered two S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters to the County of Los Angeles at a ceremony in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. The S-70i Black Hawk helicopters will be customized to a Firehawk™ … Continue reading

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Baywatch Wannabe? Suspect Steals Lifeguard Pickup Truck at Dockweiler Beach

A 39-year-old man was in custody Saturday on suspicion of stealing a Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguard pickup truck at Dockweiler Beach. The theft occurred between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Authorities recovered the … Continue reading

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LAFD Deploys Drones for First Time to Survey Damage, Patrol Hotspots in Skirball Fire

The Los Angeles Fire Department deployed its drones for the first time to survey the Skirball Fire near Bel-Air on Dec. 7, 2017. Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas announced the move in a Thursday morning press conference, and by late afternoon … Continue reading

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Russia Offers to Help Fight Wildfires by Stationing Aircraft in Santa Maria

As wildfires sweep across the state of California, Russian Federation officials have offered their aid in the form of amphibious, firefighting airplanes called Be-200s, which could be mobilized in 72 hours, according to a Santa Maria airport official.  If an … Continue reading

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