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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Aug 19, 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.

Jul 9, 2019

California Senate OKs Wildfire Proposal With Bipartisan Vote

California Senate OKs Wildfire Proposal With Bipartisan Vote

California senators approved a proposal Monday aimed at stabilizing the state's electric utilities and putting a renewed focus on safety in the face of devastating wildfires caused by utility equipment,...

Jun 26, 2019

Malibu to Conduct a Full-Scale Test of Disaster Notification System

Malibu to Conduct a Full-Scale Test of Disaster Notification System

A full-scale run-through of Malibu's Disaster Mass Notification System will be conducted Wednesday, allowing officials to test an upgrade expected to dramatically increase the city's ability to reach residents...

May 3, 2019

Firefighters Fear an Uncontrollable Fire Season This Year

Firefighters Fear an Uncontrollable Fire Season This Year

Uncontrollable is the word now being used among fire chiefs in California to describe the kind of wildfires we could experience this year. Last year was a crushing year for California.

Apr 26, 2019

California Cities With the Worst Wildfire Evacuation Routes

California Cities With the Worst Wildfire Evacuation Routes

How many roads are enough to get out? A USA Today-California Network analysis of California communities and evacuation routes shows that some areas in the state are far outside the norm when it comes to...

Apr 20, 2019

Family Sues Southern California Edison Over Wildfire Death

Family Sues Southern California Edison Over Wildfire Death

The brothers of a 73-year-old man who died in a California wildfire last year are suing Southern California Edison for wrongful death and negligence.

Mar 23, 2019

PG&E Objects to Judge's Proposals to Prevent Wildfires

PG&E Objects to Judge's Proposals to Prevent Wildfires

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pushed back Friday on a U.S. judge's revised proposals to prevent the utility's equipment from causing more wildfires, saying it could not "monitor every tree at every moment of every...

Feb 22, 2019

Lasting Fire Damage Scars Some of SoCal's Most Scenic Parks

Lasting Fire Damage Scars Some of SoCal's Most Scenic Parks

When the Paramount movie ranch and Western Town burned in a wildfire that swept through Southern California, one woman lost more than a local historic site. Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel invited more than 500 people...

Feb 21, 2019

LA County to Offer Rebuilding Workshops for Woolsey Fire Survivors

LA County to Offer Rebuilding Workshops for Woolsey Fire Survivors

Los Angeles County will offer customized workshop sessions to help Woolsey Fire survivors living in unincorporated areas navigate their way through the rebuilding process, it was announced Thursday.

Feb 15, 2019

Deadline for Woolsey Fire Relief Programs is Friday

Deadline for Woolsey Fire Relief Programs is Friday

Friday marks the deadline for Woolsey Fire victims to apply for federal grants or small business loans.

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