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Citrus Heights Battles Fires During Heat Wave


During a week in which temperatures topped 110 degrees, crews responded to several fires which broke out on July 9 and 11 in Citrus Heights.

Heatwave Claims Two


The Sacramento Homeless Union reports that two unhoused men have died so far in July during a relentless heatwave.

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Folsom Firefighters Snuff Early Morning  Eagle Ridge Fire

Folsom firefighters swiftly contained a grass fire that broke out early Friday morning near a residential area in the city. F

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Folsom Firefighters Make Quick Work of Silberhorn Dr. Fire

A fast response by Folsom firefighters stopped the forward progress of a quickly moving vegetation fire that initially threatened structures in a Folsom neighborhood Thursday afternoon.

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Authorities Seize Largest Illegal  fireworks Cache in Sacramento County History

In what they are hailing as a significant crackdown on illegal fireworks, law enforcement and fire officials in Sacramento County seized their largest-ever haul of illicit pyrotechnics following a targeted investigation prompted by a tip-off from concerned citizens Thursday.

Image caption: Many of Robert Kerbeck’s neighbors in Malibu Park lost their homes in the 2018 Woolsey Fire, which left behind lots where only chimneys still stood.
Give Your Home a Fighting Chance in a Wildfire

California wildfires are becoming larger, more frequent and more ferocious. ‘Malibu Burning’ author Robert Kerbeck shares simple steps you can take to protect your home.

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Winds Fuel Second Fast Moving Fire in Rancho Cordova Monday, Prompts Road Closures

Fire reportedly ignited by unattended homeless camp, one in custody

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Walkers’ Safety, Traffic Flow Addressed

Items Discussed at the June 3 Rancho Cordova City Council Regular Meeting Included the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program Original article published at Rancho Cordova Independent

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Birds and Mosquito Test Positive for West Nile Virus

On June 10, the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District Confirmed that the First Mosquito Sample of the Season has Tested Positive for West Nile Virus (WNV)

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Invasive Fruit Fly Quarantine Lifted in Sacramento County

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Declares End of the Oriental Fruit Fly Quarantine in Sacramento County

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits Across Sacramento, El Dorado Counties

Fire officials have announced the suspensions of burn permits across the areas of Sacramento and El Dorado Counties, as well as Amador and San Joaquin Counties.


A Pyrocumulus cloud generated by the Dixie Fire in July, 2021.
What is Fire 'Containment?' That and Other Terms, Explained
What does it mean when firefighters call a fire "contained?" Here's a brief guide to commonly used fire prevention terminology.
States have expansive powers to protect the health of the general public.
The State’s Broad Power to Protect Public Health, Explained
Since long before the COVID-19 pandemic, states have possessed broad authority to protect public health.
California will soon be getting a new hotline number as an alternative to 911 for mental health crises.
988, the New Mental Health Emergency Number, Explained
Here's the story behind that new service, and the original 911 number.
Mosquitos kill about 725,000 people every year, worldwide.
Taking a Bite Out of the Mosquito Population
How local government tries to control the world’s deadliest wild animal—the mosquito.
There are more than 300 community service districts in California.
Community Services Districts, Explained
Areas that the county overlooks can form their own local governments.
How Not to Feel the Burn
These groups help residents preserve their property, health and life.
Supercell storms are just one of many weather phenomena in the era of climate change.
The New Vocabulary of the Climate Change Era
As climate change causes more extreme and unusual weather, we need a new set of terms to describe the various phenomena
Though it’s the most famous, the San Andreas Fault is just one of more than 500 active faults in California.
Battening Down for the Big One
Making it through the earthquake is easy—the hard part comes later.
Many of Robert Kerbeck’s neighbors in Malibu Park lost their homes in the 2018 Woolsey Fire, which left behind lots where only chimneys still stood.
Give Your Home a Fighting Chance in a Wildfire
Wildfires are larger, more frequent, and more ferocious—so be prepared.
Thousands of homeowners have been kicked off their fire insurance policies.
California Fire Insurance Crisis: How the State Helps Homeowners
The state tries persuading insurance companies to cover homes in fire zones.
With CERT training, volunteers can learn firefighting skills.
Emergency Teamwork
With CERT training, ordinary civilians can play critical roles in protecting their communities.
View of the flooded San Lorenzo River Park Benchlands in Santa Cruz, California on New Year's Eve 2022.
Communicating During Disaster and Crisis
Recent lessons learned over days of local disaster.
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