Home » Posts tagged with » wildfires

Northern California fires may hammer tourism, add to housing crisis

Northern California fires may hammer tourism, add to housing crisis

by Chris Reed The deadly and massively destructive wildfires now in their second week of ravaging Northern California’s wine country are likely to have lengthy negative effects on the region’s economy. But it could also exacerbate perhaps its most pressing social problem – housing costs so high they leave even some middle-class families living paycheck to paycheck. […]

Death toll rises to 41, firefighters gain control Northern California blazes

Death toll rises to 41, firefighters gain control Northern California blazes

Firefighters on Monday continued to gain control of the deadly wildfires that have ravaged Northern California’s wine country, as officials lifted multiple evacuation orders across the region. In the last week, the fires have scorched more than 200,000 acres, destroyed or damaged more than 5,500 homes, displaced 100,000 people and killed at least 41.

Damage Mounts From California Wildfires

Damage Mounts From California Wildfires

Wildfires in California’s famed wine country are spreading after a week of the worst blazes the state has ever seen. The death toll rose to at least 35 on Saturday, with at least 16 fires burning …

Death toll rises to 21 as Northern California fires spread to more than 160,000 acres

Death toll rises to 21 as Northern California fires spread to more than 160,000 acres

By Phil Willon, Paige St. John, Louis Sahagun, Sonali Kohli and Chris Megerian . The death toll rose to 21 Wednesday as multiple wildfires continued to spread across Northern California’s wine country, according to state fire officials. State and federal officials portrayed an all-out effort to fend off the devastating wildfires at a news conference at a state emergency operations […]

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Three California Wildfires

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Three California Wildfires

OAKLAND, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California to combat the Canyon 2, Partick, and Sulphur fires burning in five California counties. On October 9, 2017, the State of California submitted several requests for Fire Management […]

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Seven Wildfires

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Seven Wildfires

OAKLAND, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California to combat the Atlas, Tubbs, Cascade, Lobo, LaPorte, Potter and Nuns fires burning in six northern California counties. On October 9, 2017, the State of California submitted several […]

Finally, some commonsense western fire policies

Finally, some commonsense western fire policies

. By Paul Driessen President Trump promised to bring fresh ideas and policies to Washington. Now Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue are doing exactly that in a critically important area: forest management and conflagration prevention. Their actions are informed, courageous and long overdue. Westerners are delighted, and I’ve advocated such reforms since […]

Over a Quarter Million Dollars Donated to Help Victims of Western Wildfires

Over a Quarter Million Dollars Donated to Help Victims of Western Wildfires

The Western states of Oregon, Washington, Montana, and California have been hit hard by devastating wildfires. With all these outbreaks, personnel and resources in the region are spread thin, but across the U.S. and Canada people have come together to raise more than a quarter million dollars to support the tireless, brave fire crews. In […]

Raging wildfires across California force nearly 8,000 to evacuate

Raging wildfires across California force nearly 8,000 to evacuate

GOLETA, Calif. — With a heat wave continuing to bake California and the rest of the West, wildfires forced nearly 8,000 people to dash for safety Sunday as flames destroyed homes and threatened thousands of structures across the state. Along the Central Coast, firefighters battled two major blazes on opposite ends of Santa Barbara County. […]

You Know What Else Is Burning In California Wildfires? Marijuana Fields

You Know What Else Is Burning In California Wildfires? Marijuana Fields