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Erskine Fire victims must decide: Stay or relocate?

Kern County Fire Department
| The Bakersfield-area blaze consumed 48,000 acres, including more than 250 homes. Two people died. Now the path to recovery for many is unclear.

How to check the air quality during a wildfire

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When smoke from a wildfire starts to spread, there are few good resources for finding how at risk you are. Here's what the Air Quality Index can tell you, what it means and how to find it.

One rookie firefighter's baptism by fire retardant

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A new firefighter finds herself on mop-up duty on her first big fire. It's dirty, painstaking work to make sure the last bit of heat has gone from a fire's edge

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Faulty hot tub caused deadly 2015 Valley Fire, officials say

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The fire was the state's third most destructive blaze and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents and businesses.

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Pilot Fire: Schools closed, containment at 64 percent

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There are 1,475 firefighters battling the fire, including 98 engines, 14 water tenders, 41 crews, 14 dozers and one helicopter.

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Pilot Fire: School districts remain closed, fire grows

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All Hesperia and Apple Valley schools were set to remain closed Wednesday due to poor air quality, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

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Pilot Fire grows to 10 square miles, evacuations ordered

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A wildfire burning in the mountains between Lake Arrowhead and Silverwood Lake was about 6 percent contained late Monday.

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Pilot Fire breaks out in San Bernardino, evacuations ordered

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A fast-moving fire broke out shortly after noon on Sunday near Silverwood Lake on the north side of the San Bernardino Mountains.

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