Campers Told To Pack Up As National Forests Close Recreation Areas Ahead Of Fire WeatherAmid a Red Flag Warning and grave fire conditions, the U.S. Forest Service has taken unprecedented steps to prevent disaster.
U.S. Forest Service To Temporarily Close Several National Forests Over Fire DangerSeveral national forests in California were shut down Monday evening because of the extreme fire danger.
Cal Fire Warns Against 'Do It Yourself' Firefighting In Face Of Fast-Spreading FlamesWhen the LNU Lightning Complex Fires tore through the Solano County, people tried to put out hotspots on their own to protect their homes. With firefighting resources stretched thin, some considered it necessary.
Texas Firefighter Diana Jones Dies While Helping Battle Wildfires In Mendocino CountyA Texas volunteer firefighter was killed while helping battle one of the wildfires raging in Northern California.
Firefighter Killed At Scene Of Wildfire In Mendocino CountyThe firefighter was killed in Mendocino National Forest north of San Francisco, where a wildfire that started on Aug. 17 was 20% contained, according to a statement from the U.S. Forest Service.
He Lost Everything In Paradise. Two Years Later, He Escaped Flames Again In Solano CountyTwo years ago, Jerry Balasek got out of Paradise alive. He never thought he would have to escape another fire after losing everything.
California Faces Huge Fires Before Usual Peak of SeasonCalifornia’s firefighting agency is in talks with the National Guard and California Conservation Corps about providing reinforcements as an already devastating wildfire season threatens to get even worse.
Farm Workers Already Challenged By COVID-19 Labor Through Heat And Wildfire SmokeThe recent heatwave and wildfire smoke have made for especially tough times for farm workers who were already struggling with COVID-19.
Redwoods Survive Wildfire At California's Oldest State ParkWhen a massive wildfire swept through California’s oldest state park last week it was feared many trees in a grove of old-growth redwoods, some of them 2,000 years old and among the tallest living things on Earth, may finally have succumbed.
LNU Lightning Complex Fire Update: Containment Grows On 351k Acre FireFirefighters are gaining containment on the LNU Lightning Complex Fire. The fire has grown to approximately 315,817 acres and is now 25% contained, Cal Fire said Monday evening.
Cautious Optimism In Fight Against Massive California BlazesFire officials are cautiously optimistic after dodging a major lightning storm, but they are pleading with residents to heed warnings and stay out of evacuation zones as three massive San Francisco Bay Area wildfires rage on, suffocating the region with smoky air.
Changing Weather Prompts More Fire Fears In Northern CaliforniaAn unwelcome change in the weather, with higher winds, temperatures and lightning that threatens to spark new wildfires was coming Sunday to parched Northern California, where firefighters have for nearly a week battled three huge “complexes” of fires that have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced tens of thousands to flee.
Sacramento Opens 2 Cleaner-Air Centers As Wildfire Smoke Continues To Cover RegionSacramento has opened two cleaner-air centers to help people with respiratory issues while the air is thick with smoke from wildfires burning across the region and state, city officials announced on Saturday.
In Just A Week, Wildfires Burn 1 Million Acres In CaliforniaFirefighters in California were racing to slow the spread of wildfires that burned nearly one million acres in a week and destroyed hundreds of homes as weekend weather threatened to spark new fires and overwhelm the state's firefighting ability.
'A Long Season To Go': Firefighters Pushed To Limits On Top Of PandemicAlready fighting several fires across the state, they’re also up against COVID-19.