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Loma Fire: Fast-spreading brush fire burns near Santa Cruz

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| The Loma Fire has exploded in the Santa Cruz Mountains Monday, threatening homes and prompting evacuations, NBC Bay Area reported.

Soberanes Fire in Big Sur becomes costliest ever to fight at $200M

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The cost is mostly attributable to the long duration of the fire, and the need to pay thousands of firefighters for their daily work, the U.S. Forest Service said.

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Clayton Fire: GPS placed California arson suspect at fire scene

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Investigators first placed a tracker on Damin Pashilk's vehicle in August 2015 after a series of small arson fires over the previous weeks that he is also accused of starting.

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Small Ken Fire in Cajon Pass contained

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Crews expect to have the 20-acre Ken Fire, which broke out Saturday night in the Cajon Pass, fully contained by Sunday evening.

Fast-moving Riverside County fire leads to mandatory evacuations

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Ground and air crews are fighting the blaze that started early Tuesday afternoon in Cherry Valley, forcing the evacuation of a mobile home park and other homes.

Expect more explosive fire conditions with climate change

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After years of drought and high temperatures, Southern California is primed for big, hot fires. Researchers think that climate change may make this the new normal.

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Firefighters look for new technology as threat of fire grows

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As climate change kicks in, fire threat is expected to grow in California. Firefighters are testing new technology to prepare for that future.

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Blue Cut Fire: Thousands who fled allowed to return

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About 82,000 people were ordered to leave at the peak of the fire threat. Most of those who left are returning now to find their homes intact, though not all.

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