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Aug 15 2023
SACRAMENTO — California announced Tuesday that it is sending wildfire response and recovery teams to assist in Maui, which has been devastated by wildfires that have claimed the lives of dozens of people. A total of 101 state and local government personnel will be going to Hawaii. That includes an incident management team comprised of 67 Cal Fire members and two members from the CaliforniaCBS News (Online)
Sep 20 2023
Three massive, complex fires larger than 20,000 acres are roaring through the California wilderness near the Oregon border, sending a train of unhealthy air down into the Bay Area. So where are the wildfires burning exactly? How big are they, and are they contained yet? The live map below shows all the major wildfires burning through California, based on data from the federal Wildland FireEast Bay Times
Jul 18 2023
California crews are battling four wildfires amid a triple-digit heatwave in parts of the state.
The worst damage was in Riverside County in southern California, where the Rabbit Fire has razed nearly 8,000 acres.
It left a woman with severe burns and she had to be airlifted to hospital, CalFire told the Los Angeles Times.
The blazes broke out over the weekend, promptingBBC News
Aug 12 2023
Adam Probolsky and his wife and kids jumped into a rental car packed with luggage cinched by bungee cords as towering flames grew closer to their picturesque Maui resort. It was Wednesday morning, Aug. 9. They had one goal — to get off the island. The day before, high winds knocked out power at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. Then, as night fell, the massive wildfire spread. “We couldTodays Chronic
Aug 30 2023
Hot weather and windy, dry conditions have led Pacific Gas and Electric to enact public safety power shutoffs in parts of the Bay Area and Northern California to help prevent wildfires. Shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday, PG&E began shutting off power in small portions of Napa County and seven other Northern California counties: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Shasta, Tehama, and Yolo. Two tribalCBS News (Online)
Jul 30 2023
Unpredictable winds and dry fuels are creating challenges for firefighters struggling to slow a 70,000-acre wildfire that started in California’s Mojave National Preserve and spread across the state border Sunday afternoon into Nevada. Federal fire officials reported that as of 2 p.m. Sunday the York fire was at 0% containment. “Over the last couple of days, there’s been general breezy southLos Angeles Times
Aug 07 2023
3 people were killed fighting a California wildfire after two helicopters collided Three people were killed while fighting a California wildfire after two helicopters collided Sunday afternoon, according to state authorities. First responders were initially responding to a structure fire in Cabazon, Calif., when the blaze spread to nearby vegetation. Cal Fire, the state department thatNPR Fact Check
Aug 12 2023
Adam Probolsky and his wife and kids jumped into a rental car packed with luggage cinched by bungee cords as towering flames grew closer to their picturesque Maui resort. It was Wednesday morning, Aug. 9. They had one goal — to get off the island. The day before, high winds knocked out power at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. Then, as night fell, the massive wildfire spread. “We couldSan Jose Mercury News
Jul 31 2023
The Delaware Forest Service is lending a hand to efforts to fight a wildfire in Yosemite National Park in Southern California. A 3 person wildland fire engine crew departed from Blackbird State Forest Friday, and began their 2 week assignment today. For the next 14 days, the crew will patrol the area and isolate new fire starts caused by human activity and lightning strikes. The goal is toDelaware Public Media