The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is the State of California's agency responsible for fire protection in State Responsibility Areas of California totaling 31 million acres, as well as the administration of the state's private and public forests. In addition, the department provides varied emergency services in 36 of the state's 58 counties via contracts with local governments. It is often called the California Department of Forestry, which was the name of the department before the 1990s.
Cal Fire reported on Tuesday night that the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County, Northern California was 15% contained. It also said that the fire has burned more than 76,000 acres since it began on October.. USATODAY.com - Published