CalFire says it’s already responded to 300 wildfires this year, up from the 50 that would be normal for this time in a typical year. Now the agency is asking landowners to clear defensible space around homes months before they normally would.
Dave Zaski with the North Tahoe Fire Department says people need to be extra careful to avoid causing fires.
“We can’t do anything about lightning," he said. "But the most damaging fires are human caused, like the Rim Fire, where they had a camp ground fire when they shouldn’t have had.”
Zaski said the region has already seen a wild land fire on the Nevada side of the lake. He says that’s unusual because the fire was at an elevation of 7,000 feet.
Northern California Wildfires: Where To Find Updates On Air Quality, Evacuations, And Official InformationSeptember 22, 2020
Here’s the latest information on the wildfires burning throughout Northern California.
The man, Brandon McGlover, did not light 32 wildfires, in 2020 or any other year. He was arrested in July 2018 and is currently in prison for lighting nine fires in southwest California.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom gave an update on the wildfires burning throughout the state Monday, but also touched on testing rates, employment issues, homelessness and combating climate change.
Can You Handle The Truth?: PolitiFact California On Trump's California Visit, And A Postcard Confusing VotersSeptember 17, 2020
Every Thursday CapRadio’s PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols discussed his latest fact checks and reporting on misinformation. This week we look at a confusing Postal Service postcard, wildfires and President Trump’s visit to California.
The Racist Removal Of Native Americans In California Is Often Missing From Wildfire Discussions, Experts SaySeptember 16, 2020
While climate change and a history of fire suppression are among the top reasons why experts say wildfires have grown so big so fast, experts say removing Indigenous people from the landscape is a huge reason behind today’s explosion of fires.
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