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The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is the State of California's agency responsible for fire protection in State Responsibility Areas of California totaling 31 million acres, as well as the administration of the state's private and public forests. In addition, the Department provides varied emergency services in 36 of the State's 58 counties via contracts with local governments. It is often called the California Department of Forestry, which was the name of the department before the 1990s. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is also the largest full service all risk fire department in the Western United States and operates more fire stations year round than the New York (FDNY), Los Angeles (LAFD), and Chicago (CFD) fire departments combined. It is also the second largest municipal fire department in the United States, behind only the New York Fire Department. Wikipedia
Los Angeles Times Mon, 12/18/2017 - 08:36

Funeral procession for firefighter killed in Thomas blaze passing through fire-affected counties
Cory Iverson died fighting the Thomas fire. He leaves behind a pregnant wife and a 2-year-old daughter.
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Los Angeles Times Sun, 12/17/2017 - 05:48

After California's most destructive fire season, a debate over where to rebuild homes
California has seen its most destructive year of wildfires in its history.
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HuffPost Sun, 12/17/2017 - 03:09

California Has Nearly Hit A Record On Wildfire Spending -- Halfway Through Its Budget Year
Record-breaking wildfires are the new normal, and they’re an expensive hellhound to tame.
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Los Angeles Times Fri, 12/15/2017 - 18:55

'Such a great guy': Fire engineer killed in Thomas fire leaves young family
He leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter and his wife who is pregnant with their second daughter.
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Los Angeles Times Thu, 12/14/2017 - 22:25

The Thomas fire is now the fourth largest in California wildfire history
The Thomas fire burned itself into the California history books.
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