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Stories related to: King Fire

Sheila Whitmore

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Megafires Could Threaten California Spotted Owl

August 5, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new study shows "megafires" that severely burn large areas of the Sierra forests could pose a big threat to the California spotted owl - and that could affect forest policy.

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El Niño Brings Risk Of Flash Flooding, Debris Flows Near Wildfire Scars

October 12, 2015 | Ed Joyce

A strong El Niño is forecast to bring above-average precipitation this winter. But, it also creates dangerous flooding potential too, especially in areas recently scarred by wildfires.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

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Timber Plantations Can Make California Wildfires Worse

August 4, 2015 | Amy Quinton

It’s been almost a year since the King Fire scorched almost 100,000 acres of the Sierra Nevada forest. But this wildfire season could be worse - and it’s not just the drought and high temperatures that are fueling wildfires.

October 2014 / Inciweb

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King Fire Burn Area Reopens Saturday

April 24, 2015 | Amy Quinton

A portion of the El Dorado National Forest is reopening to the public for the first time following last September's King Fire.

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King Fire Burn Area To Reopen

April 21, 2015 | Amy Quinton

The US Forest Service is reopening more than 63,000 acres of land that burned during last year's King Fire in the Eldorado National Forest.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

California Storm May Bring Mudslides In King Fire Area

December 10, 2014 | Amy Quinton

Even before this week's storm, the Eldorado National Forest had already experienced some small debris flows in the area burned by the King Fire. The US Forest Service is expecting mudslides to continue throughout the winter.

USFS / Inciweb

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Damage From King Fire Could Get Worse

November 14, 2014 | Amy Quinton

The King Fire in the El Dorado National Forest burned nearly 100,000 acres before it was finally contained last month. Its size might pale in comparison to the 257,000 acre Rim Fire last year, but the damage is strikingly similar and could get worse.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

King Fire Now Fully Contained

October 10, 2014

(AP) -- The King Fire in El Dorado County has been fully contained nearly a month after it broke out. It burned more than 150 square miles, destroyed a dozen houses and drove thousands from their homes.

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