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Design, Construction Blamed In Damage To Oroville Dam

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bad design and construction of the tallest U.S. dam a half-century ago, and inadequate state and federal oversight since then, led to a disastrous spillway collapse at the Oroville Dam, an independent team of national dam safety experts said Tuesday in urging tougher safety reviews at dams nationwide. 660 more words

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Experts: Bad Design, Building Caused Dangers Oroville Dam Spillway

OROVILLE (AP) – An independent team of dam experts says bad design and construction led to a disastrous spillway collapse at the nation’s tallest dam. 106 more words

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Governor Brown Declares State Of Emergency For Ponderosa Fire

SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday declared a state of emergency for the wildfire burning in Butte County as scorching temperatures complicate firefighters’ efforts to extinguish blazes. 194 more words

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Ponderosa Fire In Butte County Destroys 20 Homes

BUTTE COUNTY (AP) – Fire officials say a wildfire burning near the Northern California town of Oroville has destroyed 20 homes.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the blaze about 70 miles (112 kilometers) north of Sacramento had consumed nearly 6 square miles (15 square kilometers). 101 more words

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Ponderosa Fire In Butte County Destroys 20 Homes

BUTTE COUNTY (AP) – Fire officials say a wildfire burning near the Northern California town of Oroville has destroyed 20 homes.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the blaze about 70 miles (112 kilometers) north of Sacramento had consumed nearly 6 square miles (15 square kilometers). 101 more words

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Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Setting Ponderosa Fire

OROVILLE (CBS13) — As the Ponderosa Fire continues to grow, the evacuation area has also expanded. Now nearly 1,000 firefighters are out there trying to get the fire contained. 186 more words

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