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Water Hydrants Ran Dry as a Tsunami of Fire Chased Fleeing Californians

Water Hydrants Ran Dry as a Tsunami of Fire Chased Fleeing Californians

 By CHRIS WHITE, Energy Reporter Paradise ran dry on water as waves of fire rushed toward people running from wildfires engulfing the small California town. Yet many citizens managed to escape before the blaze consumed their village. One fire outpost near the Sierra Nevada town recorded wind blasts of 52 mph on Nov. 8. A […]

A California Miracle

A California Miracle

    By Sigrid Weidenweber When the Santa Anas blow—Californians begin to pray or fret. Fires, set by fiends or started by sparks out of people’s control, once becoming flame are instantly fanned into roaring infernos consuming everything—brush, homes and lives. On Thursday, November 8th, 2018 I received a call from my daughter at 7 […]

Evacuations Remain Active

Evacuations Remain Active

Fire Hotline Phone Number (805) 465-6650 Summary Hill Fire – On Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 2:04pm a brush fire ignited in the area of Hill Canyon in Santa Rosa Valley. Woolsey Fire – On Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 2:25pm a Brush fire ignited in the area of Rocketdyne, south of the City of Simi Valley. […]

Kim Kardashian Forced to Evacuate Due to Wild Fire: ‘Pray for Calabasas‘

Kim Kardashian Forced to Evacuate Due to Wild Fire: ‘Pray for Calabasas‘

KATIE JERKOVICH, Entertainment Reporter Kim Kardashian shared with her followers that she was forced to evacuate her home in Calabasas, California, Thursday night due to the Woolsey wildfire. The 38-year-old reality TV star was just getting back home when she looked out the window of a private plane and saw the flames. She said they only had […]

California’s Bay Area is Choking on Pollution from Fires

California’s Bay Area is Choking on Pollution from Fires

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter Smoke from the Camp Fire north of Sacramento has drifted over California’s Bay Area, filling the air with ash and shutting down dozens of schools in the area. The Camp Fire had consumed more than 70,000 acres by Friday morning. The fire sped through and nearly destroyed the town of Paradise, forcing its 27,000 […]

California Already Spent 98% of Funds to Fight Wildfires

California Already Spent 98% of Funds to Fight Wildfires

By Chriss Street California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced Monday that the state spent 98 percent of its 2018 budget and is only halfway through the wildfire season. California has spent $432 million of this year’s $443 million budget for the fire year that runs from May 15 through December 15. CalFire has asked for emergency money from […]

Interior and Agriculture Secretaries California Fires, Pledge to Reduce Wildfire Risk

Interior and Agriculture Secretaries California Fires, Pledge to Reduce Wildfire Risk

By PENNY STARR The U.S. Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture toured the devastating sites of California fires this week that have burned hundreds of thousands of acres, destroyed countless homes, and taken the lives of eight people and six firefighters. Both vowed to manage federal lands better, and to help state and local officials […]

California’s Biggest Utility Continues to Blame Global Warming for Wildfires Started by Its Own Power Lines

California’s Biggest Utility Continues to Blame Global Warming for Wildfires Started by Its Own Power Lines

 By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Contributor The head of California’s biggest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), is blaming global warming for making large wildfires more frequent and intense as part of an ongoing public relations and lobbying campaign. The goal of that campaign: Get state lawmakers to change what utilities are liable for when their […]

Decades Of Mismanagement Turned U.S. Forests Into ‘Slow-Motion Time Bombs’

Decades Of Mismanagement Turned U.S. Forests Into ‘Slow-Motion Time Bombs’

 By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Contributor Wildfire experts say poor management, not global warming, is the major reason behind worsening wildfires. Forester Bob Zybach warned decades ago that environmental regulations and less logging would make fires worse. The Trump administration is doing more active management of lands, but is it enough? Bob Zybach feels like a […]

Wildfire Scorching California is the Largest in State History

Wildfire Scorching California is the Largest in State History

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter The Mendocino Complex Fire has burned over 283,000 acres in Northern California, surpassing the 281,893 acre state record set by the Thomas Fire in January. The Mendocino fire is 12 days old. Firefighters have encircled most of the blaze and Cal Fire estimates it will have the wildfire fully contained in about […]

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