Thursday, Sep 29, 2022

California wildfire


'Can you help us': Family that died in California mountains made desperate plea

February 18, 2022 1:35 pm

Ellen Chung and Jonathan Gerrish, along with their 1-year-old daughter Aurelia “Miju” Chung-Gerrish and their dog Oski, were found dead on a hiking trail near the Merced River last August.

West megadrought worsens to driest in at least 1,200 years

February 15, 2022 12:59 pm

A dramatic drying in 2021 — about as dry as 2002 and one of the driest years ever recorded for the region — pushed the 22-year drought past the previous record-holder for megadroughts in the late 1500s and shows no signs of easing in the near future, according to a study.

Smoke-tainted California grapes find new life as vodka

December 10, 2021 1:23 pm

Scientists have said the growing frequency and intensity of wildfires are largely attributable to prolonged drought and increasing bouts of excessive heat from climate change.

California’s wildfires had an invisible effect: High carbon dioxide emissions

September 27, 2021 5:33 pm

Over the three months California fires released more than 75 million metric tons of carbon dioxide.

Woman arrested on suspicion of starting California blaze

September 24, 2021 11:26 am

Statewide, more than 9,000 firefighters remained assigned to 10 large, active wildfires, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Lake Tahoe wildfire seemed controllable then it wasnt

September 02, 2021 7:22 pm

The Caldor Fire crested the Sierra Nevada on Monday, forcing the unprecedented evacuation of all 22,000 residents of South Lake Tahoe and tens of thousands of tourists.

'Like a scene from Titanic': Man plays violin for California wildfire evacuees stuck in traffic

September 01, 2021 10:38 am

Mel Smothers brought out his violin to entertain people as their cars were stuck in jam for several hours after evacuations were ordered.

Record wildfire burns amid drought on Hawaii's Big Island

August 03, 2021 8:24 am

Firefighters have gotten more control over a Hawaii wildfire that forced thousands of people to evacuate over the weekend and destroyed at least two homes on the Big Island.

Forecasts suggest that the 2021 California wildfire season could be worst one yet

June 22, 2021 1:54 pm

Already this year, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is reporting more than 16,000 acres burned across the state.

California brush fire at U.S. Marine base forces evacuation of 7,000-plus residents

December 25, 2020 10:30 am

The so-called Creek Fire erupted Wednesday night along a roadside on the eastern flank of Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego, and charred some 3,000 acres by noon on Thursday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) reported.


Week in pictures: A look at most compelling images from around the world

July 31, 2021 5:01 pm

From floods in China to Olympics fever in Tokyo, here are some of the best photos of this week.

Gusty winds pose continued wildfire threats in California

September 09, 2020 3:21 pm

More than 14,000 firefighters are battling fires. Two of the three largest blazes in state history are burning in the San Francisco Bay Area, though they are largely contained after burning three weeks.

California wildfires force thousands to flee, destroying hundreds of homes

August 22, 2020 4:07 pm

California is facing another day under siege, with 560 blazes ripping across the state — including two massive fires in Northern California and 20 other major fires — stretching firefighters thin and forcing more 119,000 people from their homes.

Death toll rises past 50 in California's worst wildfire disaster

November 15, 2018 11:44 am

As the remains of eight more victims were found on Wednesday, the toll in California’s deadliest wildfire has reached 56. Over 100 other people are still unaccounted for.

California's largest wildfire surges as temperature rises

August 06, 2018 9:12 am

Thousands more mountain residents were evacuated from the path of California’s biggest wildfire on Friday as fatigued firefighters battled gusting winds driving one of the state’s worst fire seasons in a decade.

California wind, fire danger hit unprecedented high

December 07, 2017 5:58 pm

Hundreds of houses have burned and tens of thousands have fled their homes due to wildfires in Southern California on Thursday.