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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Aug 20, 2019

50 Wildlife Cameras Annihilated, But You Can Help Restore What Woolsey Fire Destroyed

50 Wildlife Cameras Annihilated, But You Can Help Restore What Woolsey Fire Destroyed

Fifty wildlife tracking-cameras were destroyed during the Woolsey Fire. National Parks Service wildlife biologists are in a race to replace them, the cameras will be a crucial part of monitoring which animals...

Aug 20, 2019

Wildfire Acreage Way Down in California This Year — So Far

Wildfire Acreage Way Down in California This Year — So Far

Acreage burned through Sunday is down 90% compared to the average over the past five years and down 95% from last year, according to statistics from the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Aug 11, 2019

Fighting Fire With Fire Underused in US West Despite Goals

Fighting Fire With Fire Underused in US West Despite Goals

The tactic is considered one of the best ways to prevent the kind of catastrophic destruction that has become common from wildfires, but its use falls woefully short of goals in the U.S. West.

Aug 8, 2019

There's a Big Reason Why Southern California Hasn't Seen Large Wildfires Yet This Summer

There's a Big Reason Why Southern California Hasn't Seen Large Wildfires Yet This Summer

So far, California has been spared the large wildfires that ravaged the state in 2018, a year that included the largest, most destructive and deadliest wildfires on record in the Golden State.

Aug 5, 2019

Wildfire Protection Company Accused of Misleading Customers

Wildfire Protection Company Accused of Misleading Customers

A product billed as an exterior coating that protects homes from wildfires is not as resilient or safe as advertised, Los Angeles city and Santa Barbara County prosecutors said Monday as they announced a...

Aug 1, 2019

Faced With Catastrophic Wildfires, Western Senators to Introduce a Bipartisan Bill

Faced With Catastrophic Wildfires, Western Senators to Introduce a Bipartisan Bill

Senators from California and Montana said Thursday that they plan to introduce a bipartisan bill that aims to protect communities from wildfires like the one that killed 85 people and destroyed much of...

Jul 30, 2019

Crews Get Handle on Fire That Threatened 100 Homeless People

Crews Get Handle on Fire That Threatened 100 Homeless People

A 10-acre brush fire in the Sepulveda Basin that threatened nearly 100 homeless people's belongings was under control Tuesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

Jul 26, 2019

Firefighters Rush to Contain Small Wildfire

Firefighters Rush to Contain Small Wildfire

A brush fire that briefly threatened structures in the Southern California community of Newbury Park was quickly attacked by firefighters from the air and on the ground.

Jul 19, 2019

California Utility Customers Sue Over Wildfire Law

California Utility Customers Sue Over Wildfire Law

Two Pacific Gas & Electric customers want the federal judge overseeing the company's bankruptcy to strike down a new California law that Gov. Gavin Newsom has championed as a way of shoring up the state's major...

Jul 11, 2019

Multi-Billion Dollar Wildfire Bill is Moving Forward

Multi-Billion Dollar Wildfire Bill is Moving Forward

California lawmakers have approved a sweeping bill meant to shore up the state's major electric utilities in the face of another wildfire season. The biggest power companies will have to spend billions...

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