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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - With extreme dry conditions and the continued drought, burning restrictions are in place for most forests in the north state.

Some areas are already in effect while others begin Friday.Open campfires must be limited to established and designated fire areas and a permit must be acquired. Smokers are advised to limit smoking to an enclosed fire safe area.

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DEL NORTE COUNTY - Redwood National Park is seeking the public’s input regarding a hazardous waste cleanup in Del Norte County.

The National Park Service evaluated contaminant levels, including lead from spent ammunition, at a site that has been used as a firing range by park personnel and other local public safety agencies. It’s located off Alder Camp Road south of the Klamath River....

ARCATA - Kids at the Redwood Day Camp in Arcata got a special visit this morning from several public safety agencies.

With the theme superheroes, everyone from the Park Ranger to Bicycle Patrol showed up. The Arcata Police Department came with it’s K-9 Zari, who’s been on the force for 7 years. Campers then toured a fire truck, plus learned about EMS procedures from Mad River Advanced...

EUREKA- The City of Eureka is cleaning up the Greenbelt area to protect the environment and attract more visitors to this part of town.

While the Eureka Parks and Recreation has cleaned Eureka’s Greenbelt on a daily basis throughout the years, staff hasn’t done concentrated cleanups in these areas since 2013 because of funding issues. However, with the passing of the 2015/2016 Fiscal...

EUREKA- Members of Humboldt Bay Professional Firefighters Local 652 gathered at the closed Station 4 on Thursday to apologize to the public.

Firefighters, their friends and families… and others supporting the reopening of Station 4 were at the announcement.  Union members say they wanted to apologize to the community because they went door to door when campaigning for Measure Q,...

ARCATA - A local fireworks booth got over $6,000 worth of products stolen in a matter of minutes, but with the help of law enforcement most of the fireworks have been recovered.

The Robinson family returned to their fireworks booth in the Valley West Shopping Center Wednesday morning; finding their storage container doors open and their fireworks gone.

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RIO DELL- A Highway 101 bridge damaged by an oversized truck in may will start getting repairs next week.

A truck with an over-height load struck the trusses of the Paul E. Mudgett Memorial Bridge north of Rio Dell on May 21 causing nearly $3 million dollars in damages. Caltrans engineers have since been assessing the situation to see how best to repair the northbound bridge.

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NORTH COAST- Fire departments across the North Coast are on high alert this holiday. With a worsening drought those illegal fireworks are not only dangerous, but an extreme fire hazard.

"If they fly up in the air they can land on people's roofs, catching their homes on fires or building on fire, if they're near a dry field, they can catch fields on fire," Arcata Fire Protection District...