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Latest Summer 2008 California wildfires Stories

2008-07-06 18:00:15

By The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 6--California firefighting crews have gotten the upper hand on most of the wildfires burning throughout the state, with 1,450 of them reported as contained by this morning, officials said Sunday.

2008-07-06 15:00:14

By The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 6--California firefighting crews have gotten the upper hand on most of the wildfires burning throughout the state, with 1,450 of them reported as contained by this morning, officials said Sunday.

2008-07-06 15:00:14

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BIG SUR, Calif. An explosive wildfire ravaged the hillsides above this scenic coastal community Thursday, leaving the popular tourist region mostly deserted ahead of the holiday weekend.

2008-07-06 09:00:11

California firefighters braced for record or near-record heat as they battle hundreds of stubborn wildfires, weather forecasters said Sunday.

2008-07-06 00:00:12

Thousands of firefighters battled wildfires at Big Sur and near Santa Barbara on the California coast Saturday as the forecast called for more heat next week. The National Weather Service said hot dry weather is expected to move into the area, making the job of containing the fires more difficult.

2008-07-06 00:00:12

By The Associated Press BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) - A pair of out-of-control wildfires roared along California's central coast Friday, chewing through opposite ends of a parched forest and threatening a total of more than 4,500 homes.

2008-07-05 12:00:04

The California wildfire focus shifted to Santa Barbara County Saturday, where Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was expected to visit with embattled firefighters.

2008-07-05 12:00:03

By Amanda Fehd Associated Press BIG SUR, Calif. -- A pair of out-of-control wildfires roared along California's central coast Friday, chewing through opposite ends of a parched forest and threatening a total of more than 4,500 homes.

2008-07-01 18:00:13

By Niesha Lofing, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 1--Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today ordered the California National Guard to help fight the wildfires scorching Northern California.

2008-07-01 15:00:25

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Tuesday called out the California National Guard to help battle a stubborn swarm of wildfires burning in the state.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.