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Food and Sustainability

Inmates Staff Mobile Kitchens To Feed Firefighters On The Fire Line

August 25, 2016 | Julia Mitric

Fire camps are home away from home for firefighters during wildfire season. Prison inmates staff the mobile kitchens at fire camp, serving hot meals to firefighters as they come off the line.

Noah Berger / AP

Unglamorous 'Mop-Up' Duty Keeps Fires Extinguished

August 24, 2016

Fire officials on Tuesday declared full containment of the Blue Cut wildfire in San Bernardino County that tore through tens of thousands of acres of timber and brush. Dozens of people lost their homes, their cars and other personal belongings.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

YubaNet Reporter Gives Updates On Major (And Minor) California Wildfires

August 23, 2016

California Wildfires are getting larger as the summer progresses with no near end in sight for some. Yubanet reporter Pascale Fusshoeller joins Insight Tuesday to talk about the current statuses on some of the major wildfires.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Drought, Wildfire, Disease Continue To Increase Number Of Dead Trees In California

August 23, 2016

California is suffering from what scientists call a "botanical calamity" because of a growing number of dead trees posing a threat to the environment. CAL Matters reporter Julie Cart describes the dire situation the state's trees create on Insight.

Rick McClure / AP

Firefighters Battle Mother Nature In Attempt To Contain Blue Cut Fire

August 18, 2016

Scorching temperatures and low humidity are making it tough for crews to make progress on the Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County. The 40 square mile inferno has chased thousands of people from their homes.

Josh Edelson / AP

What Happens When You Lose Everything? A Victim Of The Clayton Fire Shares Her Story

August 17, 2016

A major wildfire in Lake County has destroyed 175 homes and buildings, and caused thousands of evacuations since Saturday. One of those homes belonged to Barbara Wescott and her husband. She says they had just minutes to evacuate on Sunday.

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