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California Wildfires: Latest Updates
Stories related to: wildfire
February 26, 2021
Wildfires are burning more frequently and intensely in a warming world, making them harder to put out. Some fire agencies are expanding support as they see increased cases of anxiety and depression.
January 17, 2021 | Chris Hagan
PG&E says it may cut power to around 5,465 customers in Fresno, Kern, Madera, Mariposa, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Tulare counties starting Monday night to try and prevent its equipment from starting wildfires.
January 15, 2021 | Ezra David Romero
California lawmakers are dreaming up big ideas to prevent future wildfires from devastating communities. Bills this session explore banning development in high fire severity zones, making utilities more accountable and a bond for wildfire prevention.
December 19, 2020
In an attempt to prevent wildfires, the utility is removing vegetation from around power lines. But it’s leaving downed trees on people’s property that are “little fire bombs waiting to ignite,” one expert says.
November 12, 2020
When the state consolidates inmate fire camps next month, remote Modoc County is left with few resources to prevent and battle its lightning-sparked fires
Northern California Wildfires: Where To Find Updates On Air Quality, Evacuations, And Official Information
November 9, 2020
Here’s the latest information on the wildfires burning throughout Northern California.
November 6, 2020
The state extends temporary protection from insurance cancellations to 2.1 million Californians living in wildfire-prone regions, but long-term solutions to stabilize the market remain elusive.
October 29, 2020 | Ezra David Romero
California has a data issue and that’s a big deal as fire seasons worsen. A new report highlights the need for cities and agencies to create a uniform system to share information. That could save lives and reduce losses from wildfires.
October 26, 2020 | Ezra David Romero
Winds as fast as 94 miles-per-hour sped through parts of Northern California Sunday and Monday, which prompted red flag warnings. With no rain on the horizons the gusts are expected to remain into Tuesday, increasing fire danger.
October 25, 2020
For thousands of people who have lost their homes to wildfires this year, mail-in voting poses unique challenges.