California Wildfires: Latest Updates
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Prescribed Burns Could Help Reduce California’s Wildfires. A New Bill Could Help Make Planned Fires More Frequent
September 16, 2021 | Manola Secaira
California officials are falling behind on goals to treat forest land via prescribed burns. Advocates rallied behind a bill to make the burns more accessible, saying that it’ll take the effort of more than state agencies to catch up.
California’s wildfire season is getting longer and more intense, with smoky skies becoming a regular feature of summer. Here’s how to tell if the air quality near you is harmful, and what you should do if it is.
Budget Package Guarantees $1B In Fire Prevention Funding This Year, At Least $200M Annually Moving Forward
September 10, 2021 | Scott Rodd
Wildfire prevention has taken a front-seat this budget season, after California saw a record 4.3 million acres burned last year. The state is on track to match that total this year.
September 9, 2021 | Vicki Gonzalez
UC Merced fire science professor Crystal Kolden talks with Insight host Vicki Gonzalez about why California’s fires are getting bigger, longer and more destructive, as well as explaining some solutions that are being discussed and applied.
September 3, 2021 | Manola Secaira
Conversations around the massive wildfires plaguing California have evolved substantially the past few years. Researchers say rising temperatures will only increase conditions that fuel these catastrophes years to come.
September 2, 2021 | Scott Rodd
Some evacuation orders have been downgraded or lifted in western El Dorado County.
Q&A: School Starts In Less Than A Week In Plumas County, Families Who Lost Homes In The Dixie Fire Living In Hotels, Cars
September 2, 2021
School starts in less than a week in Plumas County, and families who lost their homes in the Dixie Fire have nowhere to go and are now living in hotels and cars. Those who do have homes are returning to frequent power outages and more.
August 31, 2021 | Andrew Nixon
As the Caldor Fire crossed Echo Summit into Christmas Valley, here’s what it looked like on the ground.
August 24, 2021
Big wildfires create their own weather, and can even spawn tornadoes swirling with smoke and flame. Researchers are trying to determine how often they occur.