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Fire-fighting goats retired from service

Fire-fighting goats retired from service

Michele Dennis,
Contributor

October 19, 2016

For 21 years, the Oakland Fire Department has employed roughly 3,500 goats and brought them to the Oakland Hills to eat grasses and shrubs, which serve as kindling during dry fire seasons. The goats recently returned to their ranch in Dixon, California, after finishing up their latest season as fire...

Wildfire takes its toll on Northern California

Wildfire takes its toll on Northern California

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 17, 2016

At least seven major wildfires are currently burning throughout California at different degrees of containment, and local organizations are ramping up safety efforts to prevent blazes from reaching the Bay Area. Yesterday, the East Bay Regional Parks District released a list of “very high” fire...

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