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  • Man accused of starting King fire allegedly broke into home to call 911

    Man accused of starting King fire allegedly broke into home to call 911
    The man accused of "willfully and maliciously" starting the massive King fire in Northern California broke into a home near the ignition point to report the blaze to 911, the owner said.
  • Crews hope break in weather will aid fight against California wildfire

    Crews hope break in weather will aid fight against California wildfire
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews hoped to take advantage of improved weather conditions on Friday to stop a raging Northern California wildfire before it claims 12,000 homes in the path of the flames that have already charred nearly 120 square miles of...

    Northern California wildfire's rapid growth is slowed overnight

    The rapid pace of the massive King fire in Northern California slowed overnight Thursday thanks to cooler, cloudier conditions, officials reported. The fire, which has forced the evacuation of more than 2,800 people since it ignited Saturday, grew...

    Massive King fire sets off even louder alarms in California

    In a summer of destructive blazes across Central and Northern California, the King fire — burning out of control in the forest east of Sacramento — has officials particularly alarmed. The fire exploded in a matter of hours into the second-...

    Man charged with arson in Northern California wildfire

    (Reuters) - Authorities in Northern California have charged a man with arson in the so-called King Fire, the largest and most dangerous of nearly a dozen major wildfires raging across the state, court documents showed on Thursday. In a criminal complaint...