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US Forest Service Prevents Its Own Scientist From Talking About Study

September 17, 2015 |

The US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station is preventing one of its own scientists from talking about a study he authored in the journal “Science.” It suggests a need to change wildfire management.

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Rocky Fire Unpredictable For Firefighters

August 10, 2015 |

The Rocky Fire in Colusa, Lake and Napa Counties has been extraordinarily unpredictable for firefighters, at one point burning 20,000 acres in five hours.

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Firefighting Costs Escalate For Cal Fire And US Forest Service

August 6, 2015 |

Fire fighting costs in California are eating up the budgets of CAL Fire and the US Forest Service.

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New 'Super Scooper' Firefighting Plane At Lake Tahoe

July 21, 2015 |

A new firefighting aircraft stationed in South Lake Tahoe gives crews another tool to battle wildfires in the region.

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USFS: Conditions Ideal For Megafires This Summer

July 6, 2015 |

Drought, dead and dying trees and a lack of snow in California have left national forests in a perfect condition for large and severe wildfires.

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Cal Fire Crews Join Battle Against Washington Fire

June 24, 2015 |

UPDATED 6:15 P.M. - Cal Fire crews have joined the battle against the Washington Fire in Alpine County. Dry lightning in forecast a worry as fire burns in heavy timber. The fire has grown to more than 17,000 acres, and more crews join the battle.

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Forest Thinning Project Closure At North Lake Tahoe

June 17, 2015 |

An area will be closed above Kings Beach in North Lake Tahoe as part of a project to reduce fire risk.

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