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California Wildfires: Latest Updates
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October 25, 2020
PG&E has started to shut off power to about 355,000 customers in 34 counties and 17 tribal communities, its largest shutoff this year. See if you’re one of those who will potentially be impacted.
October 14, 2020 | Emily Zentner
PG&E shut off power to about 53,000 customers in 24 counties Wednesday evening. Power was restored to most customers Friday evening.
October 13, 2020 | Ezra David Romero
Meteorologists say the hot, dry, windy weather in California right now is similar to what the state saw in 2018 before the Camp Fire devastated Butte County. These conditions are predicted to get worse as the climate crisis grows.
October 9, 2020
Scientists know that tiny particles from smoke can be inhaled deep into a person's lungs and even enter the bloodstream. But the long-term health effects of this are not fully understood.
October 8, 2020
Wildfires in California have set a new record, but some fire scientists say focusing on that number is doing more harm than good.
October 5, 2020 | Ezra David Romero
At more than 1 million acres, the August Complex wildfire in the coastal range near Mendocino is the largest fire in California’s history. But how did it get so big, and will it have any ecological benefits?
Federal Bill Could Increase Prescribed Burns In California, Incentivize State To Burn At A Larger Scale
October 2, 2020 | Ezra David Romero
Because of the scale of wildfires this year there’s so much talk of returning prescribed burns to the landscape. A new federal bill aims to support pre-fire season controlled burns as an essential, science-based strategy for reducing wildfire risk.
October 2, 2020 | Scott Rodd
As the Glass Fire continues to burn in wine country, some residents who witnessed the flames are able to return to the area as evacuation orders lift.
October 2, 2020 | Andrew Nixon
Despite a new red flag warning in effect for the Glass Fire Thursday, both civilian and inmate fire crews made progress on containing the blaze into the night.