cal fire

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
HuffPost Sat, 10/21/2017 - 23:27

Sonoma Sheriff Battles With ICE Over Misinformation On California Wildfires
“ICE attacked the Sheriff’s Office in the midst of the largest natural disaster this county has ever experienced."
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The San Diego Union-Tribune Sat, 10/21/2017 - 14:42

California's deadliest fires set off debate about illegal immigration and sanctuary policies
The controversy stemmed from the arrest of a homeless man accused of felony arson who immigration officials said has been returned twice to Mexico
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The San Diego Union-Tribune Sat, 10/21/2017 - 00:41

For $1 an hour, inmates fight California fires. Slave labor or self-improvement?
Cal Fire firefighters make at minimum $10.50 an hour. Inmates make only $2 a day plus $1 an hour.
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ABC7 News Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:31

Santa Cruz Mountains wildfire prompts evacuations
BREAKING NEWS: A 125 acre wildfire is threatening more than 100 structures in the Santa Cruz Mountains. At least 150 residents have been evacuated from the blaze that has destroyed one structure.
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