With The West Facing Brutal Fire Season, Biden Says He’ll Hire More Federal Firefighters And Raise PayThe Biden administration said Wednesday it is hiring more federal firefighters - and immediately raising their pay - as officials ramp up response efforts in the face of a severe drought that is setting the stage for another destructive summer of intense wildfires across the West.
Group Pitches In To Help Clear Space Around 101-Year-Old Amador County Woman's Home
California Focusing On Urgent Projects As Wildfire Season LoomsCalifornia is in such an urgent race with another devastating wildfire season that officials began soliciting local project ideas even before they had money to pay for them. It faces such a threat of drought that the governor said Tuesday that he has executive orders drafted and ready to sign as needed.
Facing Another Dry Year, California To Hire 1,400 Additional FirefightersCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday said the state will hire nearly 1,400 additional firefighters as an unusually dry winter stokes fears of another devastating wildfire season.
Seeping Under Doors, Bad Air From West's Fires Won't Ease UpDangerously dirty air spewing from the West Coast wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through air conditioning vents and preventing people already shut away by the coronavirus pandemic from enjoying a walk or trip to the park.
Sites Fire In Colusa County Now 55 Percent Contained; Evacuation Advisories In EffectFirefighters say better mapping has given them a better idea for the size of wildfire that is prompting evacuation orders in rural Colusa County.
Rocklin Middle School Students Sew Pouches For Animals Rescued From Australian WildfiresThe wildfires have ravaged natural habitat for wildlife indigenous to Australia and now groups from the states are doing what they can to help.
California Eyes Climate Bond To Prepare For DisastersIn a state burdened by billions of dollars in wildfire damage, California lawmakers are hoping for an advance loan before the next climate-fueled catastrophe hits.
Tree-Thinning Projects To Prevent California Wildfires May Be Approved FasterCalifornia regulators have streamlined the state's permit process to make it faster to approve tree-thinning projects intended to slow wildfires.
New California Laws Help Animals, Fire Victims, ImmigrantsHundreds of new California laws take effect with the start of the new year, including measures stemming from the devastating wildfires that have swept the state, animal rights, criminal justice, businesses and health care.
Wildfires Cause Turmoil In California Property Insurance MarketKent Michitsch seemed to be running out of traditional options to insure the home he’s lived in for more than 30 years northeast of San Diego as California’s massive property insurance market reels from three consecutive years of destructive wildfires.