Experts Weigh In On Biden Administration's $50B Wildfire Crisis PlanA $50 billion plan to more than double the use of controlled fires and mechanical thinning to reduce trees and other vegetation that may cause fire was announced this week by the Biden Administration, but the breakdown of how it will be funded over 10 years has some experts left with more questions than answers.
California Orders More Insurance Options For Wildfire AreasThe California insurance commissioner has ordered the state's “insurer of last resort” to offer more comprehensive coverage for homeowners who can't buy private insurance because they live in areas threatened by wildfires.
Cal Fire Says Fall Is Most Critical Time During Fire SeasonHot and dry conditions continue throughout the region, and fire crews are bracing for what is known as the most devastating time of year for fire season.
California Power Grid Operators Try To Avert Blackout ReplayCalifornia’s primary power grid manager approved plans Wednesday aimed at averting a repeat of the blackouts that rolled across parts of the state in August during a punishing heat wave.
UC Davis Student Plants Fire-Resistant Plant Following Deadly Wildfire SeasonAs many people have been picking up the pieces after a devastating wildfire season in California, one UC Davis student has been busy trying to prevent such tragedies from happening again. Temi Salako is planting fire-resistant plants.
Cal OES Activates Strike Teams Amid Dangerous Fire Weather ConditionsThe Governor's Office of Emergency Services said it has activated strike teams as they are forecasting Sunday night's fire weather conditions as the most dangerous they've seen since 2017.
Historic California Wildfires Surpass 4 Million Acres; More Than Doubles Previous RecordIn a year that has already brought apocalyptic skies and smothering smoke to the West Coast, California set a grim new record Sunday when officials announced that the wildfires of 2020 have now scorched a record 4 million acres — in a fire season that is far from over.
Prepping For The President: Mixed Reaction From Sacramentans On Federal Response To Fires“I don’t expect there to be any sympathy from this administration. Are you kidding me?"
Trump To Visit Sacramento For Briefing On Historic Wildfire SeasonPresident Donald Trump will visit California on Monday to join local and federal fire and emergency officials for a briefing on the state's historic wildfire season, the White House announced on Saturday.
Eerie Orange Hue Fades In The West But Air Quality WorsensA dense smoke layer from dozens of raging wildfires darkened the skies and fouled the air along much of the West Coast on Thursday and was expected to hover in the region at least through the weekend.
California Sets Record For Land Torched By Wildfires; 224 People Escape By Air In Creek FireCalifornia's atrocious year for wildfires just became the worst in state history as far as the amount of land scorched - and it's only September.
California Scrambles For More Firefighters Amid PandemicAs California enters wildfire season, the state is scrambling to find sufficient firefighters amid a coronavirus outbreak that has depleted the ranks of inmates who usually handle some of the toughest duties and caused a budget deficit that derailed plans to hire 600 new state firefighters and support personnel.
WALL FIRE: As Evacuations Continue, Gov. Jerry Brown Declares State Of EmergencyThe fire has burned more than 5,000 acres so far and is 17 percent contained.
Weary Crews Prepare For Long Wildfire SeasonThe last of tens of thousands of evacuees returned home Saturday after firefighters scoured charred hillsides north of San Diego to guard against a resurgence of flames that ripped through the region this week.