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FULL LIST: North Bay fire evacuation centers, road closures, school closures as of 10/10/17 at 4:28 pm

* content provided by ABC7 News  At least fifteen people have died and more than 2,000 homes and businesses are destroyed as wildfires ravage much of the North Bay. IMPORTANT: If you are in need of resources, shelter, or assistance please check below. We will continue to update  this page  for resources and complete updates on road closures, school closures, and evacuation orders, and help information. The CHP in Marin notes that anyone who follows their  Facebook page  ...
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Websites for Major Active Fire Incidents in CA

As a point of reference the following link will list all major active fire incidents in the State of CA. The page lists each active fire incident with the incident name, acreage burned, and evacuation information if applicable. http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents The following page lists current California fire weather and shows any active fire weather watch and red flag warnings across the state: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/firewx/cafw/index.php  
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15th Anniversary CA Firefighters Memorial Ceremony - Saturday, September 30th, 2017

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The California Fire Foundation  invites you to join us in remembering the sacrifice of our fallen heroes at the  15th Anniversary California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony  on  Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:30am  in Sacramento’s Capitol Park. On  Friday, September 29, 2017 ,  a special evening tribute  will be held marking the 15th Anniversary of the California Firefighters Memorial. The tribute will include a solemn candlelight procession to the...
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Local Fire Agencies Assisting with Texas Flooding Rescue Operations

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This past weekend firefighters and other emergency personnel from across the State of California were activated within their CA US&R Teams to respond and assist with the rescue efforts in Texas. In all, eight CA US&R Teams were activated and are now deployed in Texas.  Locally, California US&R Task Force 4 (CA-TF4), based out of the Oakland Fire Department arrived in Texas last night and is now operating in the Houston Area. CA US&R Task Force 4 includes members locally...
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Annual 9/11 Flag Display in Clayton, CA




This past week, firefighters from Contra Costa County Fire Protection District's Station 11 in Clayton, finished work on their annual flag display. Each year firefighters from the station proudly put out 343 flags on the lawn representing the 343 firefighters killed in the attacks at the World Trade Center in New York. There are also 72 flags on display representing the 72 law enforcement officers killed that day as well. The annual flag display has been done since 2002 as a tribute to all the m...
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Oakland Firefighters

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 The United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230, are deeply saddened to hear of the senseless loss of one of your own this past week in San Jose. We stand with you in mourning and offer our sincerest condolences to the family of Jake Walter, your organization, and the City of Oakland. We pray for a speedy recovery to the second firefighter injured in the incident.  From the City of Oakland press release, August 18th, 2017: Anyone wishing to make monetary donati...
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Scholarship Contest Winner

August 17, 2017 ___________________________________________________ Every year we hold the annual Lou Paulson Scholarship Contest. We had nine students who wrote exceptional essays on this year’s topic: “In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as 'right to work.' It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights. It is supported by Southern segregationists who are trying to keep us from achieving our civil rights and our right of e...
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Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony 2017

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Michele Drive 10 Year Anniversary

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July 21, 2017 marked the ten year anniversary of the Michelle Drive fire that claimed the lives of Captain Matt Burton and Engineer Scott Desmond from Contra Costa Fire, as well as the lives of the two elderly residents of the structure. After the fire, an investigative report was undertaken by the district to identify the conditions that led to the deaths of the two firefighters. After ten years, the District has compiled a new report, analyzing the 115 recommendations made in the original repo...
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State of CA Wildland Fire Incidents List

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  CAL FIRE has a website where you can view and track major current wildland fire incidents throughout the State of California. To view the website  click here You can also view statewide wildland fire incidents on a google map For a comparison to previous fire seasons and statistics click here The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection serves and safeguards the people and protects the property and resources of California.  
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