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Abandoned apartment fire deemed suspicious

Sacramento Fire Department personnel were dispatched overnight to an abandoned apartment building to extinguish fire that charred the exterior of the structure. Fire officials said cause of the fire in the 6200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is under investigation. The circumstances surrounding the fire were suspicious.

Fires

Recovery on Cobb Mountain: Renewal stirs in a fire-scarred community

The small community of Cobb Mountain in southern Lake County works to rebuild itself after the devastating 2015 Valley Fire. Fueled by drought-parched trees and wind, that wildfire destroyed nearly 1,300 dwellings, wiped out 76,067 acres of forestland and killed four people, ranking it among the most destructive ever in California.

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Here's how fast a Christmas tree can go up in flames and torch a home

The Sacramento Fire Department conducted a demonstration on how fast a dry Christmas tree can turn into a torch inside home. The video illustrates how important it is to keep a tree watered and away from heat sources such as a space heater. Firefighters ignited the tree Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in a simulated living room. Also, fire officials said, make sure smoke detectors are working.

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Abandoned apartment fire deemed suspicious

Sacramento Fire Department personnel were dispatched overnight to an abandoned apartment building to extinguish fire that charred the exterior of the structure. Fire officials said cause of the fire in the 6200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is under investigation. The circumstances surrounding the fire were suspicious.
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Abandoned apartment fire deemed suspicious 0:18

Abandoned apartment fire deemed suspicious

Fire official: Second alarm called for Homewood Mountain Resort fire 1:09

Fire official: Second alarm called for Homewood Mountain Resort fire

Fire engulfs Homewood Mountain Resort's South Lodge 0:14

Fire engulfs Homewood Mountain Resort's South Lodge

Smoke billows from North Natomas home 0:22

Smoke billows from North Natomas home