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CapRadio's Wildfire Coverage

Stories related to: wildfire

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California's Biggest-Ever Wildfire Declared Extinguished

June 1, 2018

(AP) — Officials declared the largest wildfire in recorded California history officially extinguished Friday, nearly six months after it ignited and later burned hillsides that washed away in deadly mudslides northwest of Los Angeles.

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Thomas Fire: NASA Aerial Surveys Detect 1,300 Degree Fire Temperatures

December 14, 2017 | Ezra David Romero

The fires burning in Southern California have charred more than 250,000 acres. NASA is testing science instruments intended for space by measuring environmental impacts in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

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Utility Company Thwarted After Trying To Shift Fire Expenses To Customers

November 30, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

A San Diego case could set a precedent for utility companies seeking to share wildfire damage costs with ratepayers.

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PolitiFact California: Debunking Claims On Wildfire Causes

October 25, 2017 | Chris Remington

PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols debunks a false claim from a Breitbart story about the cause of the wildfires across Northern California.

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Contractors Also In Danger During Firefight

October 18, 2017 | Bob Moffitt

Fighting fires is a dangerous business, not only for the firefighters, but also for the dozens of private contractors who provide support.