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‘I had no idea the flames could go that fast’: Goleta devastated by fire as record heat burns path of destruction

‘I had no idea the flames could go that fast’: Goleta devastated by fire as record heat burns path of destruction

By ANDREA CASTILLO, JOHN WILKENS and TERI FIGUEROA Firefighters on Saturday were battling a destructive fire that snaked through a hillside area of Goleta, one of several blazes that destroyed homes amid a record-setting heat wave in Southern California. Fire personnel spent the night and morning in pitched battle against the Holiday fire, which exploded Friday night amid 100-degree […]

Utility That Tried To Blame California Fires On Climate Change Could Face Bankruptcy

Utility That Tried To Blame California Fires On Climate Change Could Face Bankruptcy

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator PG&E executives suggested climate change was to blame for a spate of deadly wildfires that rocked California in 2017, but now the state’s largest utility is facing the possibility of bankruptcy after investigators found it responsible. Raging wildfires devastated Northern California in October 2017. Enhanced by high winds, the fires ultimately killed […]

The 2018 Wildfire Season Is On Track To Be As Bad AS Last Year’s, US Forest Chief Says

The 2018 Wildfire Season Is On Track To Be As Bad AS Last Year’s, US Forest Chief Says

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter Wildfires this year are burning acreage at a rate on par with last year’s historic fire season, during which the federal government spent a record $2.9 billion on fire suppression, according to U.S. Forest Service (USFS) interim chief Victoria Christiansen. Christiansen sat before the House Subcommittee on Federal Lands, a […]

Pleasant Valley Wildfire Forces Evacuations

Pleasant Valley Wildfire Forces Evacuations

Several fire agencies responded to the wildfire that broke out Sunday afternoon near Pleasant Valley campgrounds in Inyo County, California, and reportedly spread to around 100 acres. In a news …

Southern California Wildfire Triggers High Risk Of Flash Floods: National Weather Service

Southern California Wildfire Triggers High Risk Of Flash Floods: National Weather Service

Burn scars in the wildfire scorched region of Southern California has elevated the risk of flash flooding and debris flow, said the National Weather Service. According to the NWS, rain water …

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please click here to access a link directly to FEMA’s site page pertaining to this wildfires press release. WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of California to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by […]

Former Residents Plant Christmas Trees In Homes Burned By California Wildfires

Former Residents Plant Christmas Trees In Homes Burned By California Wildfires

The last few months have seen several large wildfires devastate large swaths of California. The northern part of the state was hit by a large blaze in October, while the Thomas Fire that has ravaged …

California fires: Thomas Blaze To Be Biggest On Record

California fires: Thomas Blaze To Be Biggest On Record

A California blaze bigger than New York City is likely to become the largest fire in the state since records began. Thomas Fire, one of a number of fires raging through Southern California, is larger …

California wildfire continues to grow as strong shifting winds bring new dangers -Firefighters concentrate on hills above Fillmore

California wildfire continues to grow as strong shifting winds bring new dangers -Firefighters concentrate on hills above Fillmore

MONTECITO, Calif. —The Thomas fire spread further Sunday morning after an battle to protect homes along the Santa Barbara County coast Saturday succeeded despite intense winds. The third-largest fire in California history was burning from Santa Barbara to Ventura, fueled by Santa Ana winds.

California battling third-largest wildfire since 1932

California battling third-largest wildfire since 1932

California is battling its third-largest wildfire since 1932, and winds and dry conditions may help the blaze grow even further, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said …

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