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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

California wildfire


Authorities hailed on social media after rescuing puppy from rubble

September 16, 2020 2:22 pm

Deputies and members of the search and rescue team of Butte County Sheriff’s Office discovered the puppy while they were investigating properties at Berry Creek, which were ravaged by the wildfire.

At least 10 dead as California wildfire becomes deadliest of the year

September 12, 2020 10:53 am

California wildfires updates: More than 2,000 homes and other buildings had burned in the fire, which began several weeks ago as a lightning-sparked collection of fires northeast of San Francisco. The final toll is expected to be much higher.

Oregon residents share photos of red skies as wildfires rage in US state

September 10, 2020 11:02 am

The wildfires that ravaged across parts of Oregon, Washington and California, damaged acres of land and displaced thousands of people.

California wildfires: Prepare to be away from home for days, say fire officials

August 25, 2020 2:40 pm

Gov. Gavin Newsom said this week will be critical as more than 14,000 firefighters battle 17 major fire complexes, largely in Northern California where wildfires have surrounded the city of San Francisco on three sides.

Celebrities flee, multimillion-dollar homes burn in Los Angeles wildfire

October 29, 2019 8:53 am

Among neighborhoods under evacuation orders was the posh area of Brentwood, a section on the west side of the city. On the northern edge of Brentwood, a cluster of several multimillion-dollar homes were reduced to smoldering debris along a street festooned with Halloween decorations.

Structures destroyed, medical emergencies as California wildfire hits mobile home park

October 11, 2019 11:07 am

The Sandlewood Fire, which broke out shortly before 2 p.m. Pacific time, was one of several wildfires burning across California fueled by dry, gusty winds that prompted Pacific Gas and Electric Co shut off power to some 600,000 customers.

California adopts 22 new laws taking aim at wildfire danger

October 03, 2019 8:10 am

California is adopting nearly two dozen laws aimed at preventing and fighting the devastating wildfires that have charred large swaths of the state in recent years and killed scores of people

Outages to deter wildfires burden rural California counties

September 28, 2019 11:54 am

California lawmakers this year set aside $75 million to prepare local governments for the outages, but officials have yet to decide how to distribute the money.

California hit with biggest wildfire of 2019 as NASA warns on climate

September 15, 2019 11:34 am

It’s a sobering scenario for the U.S. state with the highest wildfire risk, where land damaged or destroyed by fire has expanded fivefold over the last four decades.

How one man may have sparked California's biggest wildfire

June 12, 2019 7:53 am

The ignition of the so-called Ranch Fire is a testament to the extreme fragility and volatility of the American West, fire experts say. California in particular is such a tinderbox that something as seemingly innocuous as hammering a stake into the ground can unleash an uncontrollable inferno.


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.