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Air Pollution From Wildfires Much Worse Than Previous Estimates

June 15, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Scientists have long known that wildfires pollute the air with soot and other fine particles that are dangerous to human health. But as a new study shows, particle pollution from wildfires is much worse than previously thought.

Wet Winter Likely To Delay Tahoe Area Fire Season

May 17, 2017 | Steve Milne

It looks like this year's fire season will start later than normal in the Tahoe area...sometime in July-August rather than the typical May-June time frame. That's because of the wet winter and a snowpack 200 to 300 percent of normal.


Insight With Beth Ruyak

Officials Offer Tips On Safety For Upcoming Fire Season

May 8, 2017

Insight producer Cody Drabble guest hosts a conversation on the upcoming fire season. He speaks with professionals from CAL FIRE, the U.S. Forest Service and Sierra Forest Legacy.

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More Than 90 Percent of Californians Live With Unhealthy Air

April 18, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California is home to most of the top ten cities in the nation with air pollution from smog and soot. A new report shows pollution has spiked in the Central Valley.

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State Government

California Tree Die Off Prompts Review Of Management Policies

January 26, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California's tree die off has led a state oversight board to review forest management policies.

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California Rainy Season Begins; Wildfires Increase Risk of Flash Flooding

October 24, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Five years of drought exacerbated wildfires across California. Fire and flood agencies say those burned areas now have an increased risk of flash flooding.

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Wildfire Updates: Little Valley Fire, Emerald Fire

October 15, 2016

UPDATE OCT. 16: Evacuation orders were lifted for Emerald Fire in South Lake Tahoe. Meanwhile, the Little Valley Fire in Washoe Valley is holding at 3,400 acres with 20 percent containment.

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