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2 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Chance of cooler temperatures, smoke in valley

Sacramento residents can expect cooler temperatures to start off the week with a chance of smoky air because of the Sand Fire in El Dorado and Amador counties, according to the National Weather Service.

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Related Topix: El Dorado County, CA, Weather

6 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

Crews increase containment on California wildfire

Fire officials are optimistic they may soon have the upper hand on a wildfire burning near vineyards in Northern California that has led to evacuation orders for more about 1,200 people.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, El Dorado County, CA, Earthquake, Geology, Science

10 hrs ago | The Independent

Freak California weather: Wildfires, lightning and drought wreak havoc in US state leaving one dead

Two wildfires in northern California destroyed 13 homes on the weekend, while one man died after being struck by lightning in the south of the state Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Wildfire, Fire

14 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

Wildfire in California's Sierra Nevadas burns 13 homes

A wildfire burning in the foothills of Northern California's Sierra Nevada mountains destroyed 13 homes and 38 other structures, California authorities said late Sunday.

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Related Topix: California, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

17 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Sand fire claims more buildings, but containment grows to 50%

A City of Folsom firefighter moves through burned trees and ash not far from the origin of the Sand Fire near the Cosumnes River in Amador County on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Plymouth, Calif.

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Related Topix: Fire, Plymouth, CA, El Dorado County, CA, Shingle Springs, CA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

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Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

Firefighters in Northern California are waging a fierce battle with a stubborn wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, El Dorado County, CA

SFGate

Sierra foothills fire burns 10 homes; Yosemite fire grows

Bill Cleek, left, hugs his good friend, Terry Cromwell outside a structure which housed one of 13 antique cars destroyed by fire at Rancho Cicada Retreat on Friday, July 27, 2014 in Plymouth, Calif.Cromwell, of Pine Grove has been restoring the antique cars for more than 10 years.

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Related Topix: Plymouth, CA, Pine Grove, CA, El Dorado County, CA

In El Dorado County

Fire Update: Fire heads East over DiArie winery to D'Agostini Lake

Saturday proved a hard fought day for firefighters battling the Sands fire that has consumed over 3,800 acres, 10 homes, 7 outbuildings, and forced the evacuation of hundreds of area residents and the closing of many businesses.

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Related Topix: Fire, Mount Aukum, CA, El Dorado County, CA, Wine, Drink, Placerville, CA

Lucianne.com

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ABUJA, Nigeria -- Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the worldA s deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, AfricaA s largest city with 21 million people.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, Israel, Middle East, El Dorado County, CA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

1,200 people evacuated as Sand fire grows past 4,000 acres

Gold Country residents got a firsthand look Saturday at the extreme fire danger California faces as the Sand fire blazed through forests and homes in El Dorado and Amador counties and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes with only minutes of warning.

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Related Topix: Fire, El Dorado County, CA, Plymouth, CA, Placerville, CA, Boat Disaster

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Sand fire to cause air quality to worsen Saturday, Sunday

Sacramento area residents will see a worsening of their air quality this evening due to the effects of the Sand fire that has burned more than 1,300 acres in El Dorado and Amador County.

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Related Topix: Fire, Sacramento, CA, El Dorado, CA

KTVU Oakland

Northern California wildfire destroys 5 homes

A wildfire in Northern California has forced evacuations and destroyed five homes and several other structures near vineyards in the Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said Saturday.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, El Dorado County, CA, Plymouth, CA, Sacramento, CA

KRON 4

Five Homes Destroyed as Amador County Wildfire Grows

Firefighters are spending their weekend in the Sierra foothills battling a rapidly growing brush fire burning east of the town of Plymouth.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Wildfire, Plymouth, CA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

News10.net

Fire burns near Highway 49 around El Dorado/Amador county line

Fire burns near Highway 49 around El Dorado/Amador county line Sand Fire along Highway 49, El Dorado/Amador county line, July 25, 2014.

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News10.net

Wildland fire breaks out at El Dorado/Amador county line

Wildland fire breaks out at El Dorado/Amador county line That cloud of smoke in the foothills east of Sacramento County is a wildland fire.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Sacramento County, CA, El Dorado County, CA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Canadian company restructures debt; hopes to resume gold mining in Amador County

The operators of a stalled, industrial-scale gold mining operation in Northern California’s Mother Lode region have announced a debt-restructuring plan that officials hope will prompt a resumption of mining later this year.

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Related Topix: Sutter Creek, CA, Canada

Wed Jul 09, 2014

RecordNET

911 Briefs -- Published July 9, 2014

The Amador County Sheriff's Office has made two arrests in connection with the death of a 26-year-old man who was fatally stabbed Monday in Pioneer, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Pioneer, CA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Mike Dunne on Wine: Shake Ridge Ranch in Amador County

The best way to get a handle on the link between the place where wine grapes are grown and the nature of the wine they yield is to join a winemaker in the vineyard.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Sutter Creek, CA, Sonoma County, CA, Napa, CA

Denver Post

Italian grapes find a home in California soil

Greg Graziano is a third-generation California winemaker who specializes in Italian-style wines.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Mendocino, CA, Mendocino County, CA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Two people arrested in fatal stabbing in Amador County

Two people have been arrested in the slaying of a man who was found stabbed early this morning at a home in Amador County.

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Related Topix: Pioneer, CA

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