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CalFire Units and Fire Management Plans News ItemsThe wildfires' terrible toll on California's firefighters - Chico Enterprise-Record8/14/2018 3:23:30 PM
Chico Enterprise-Record The wildfires' terrible toll on California's firefighters Chico Enterprise-Record “This country … chews up firefighters,” one veteran fire management officer with the US Forest Service told his crew during a meeting featured in a story by the LA Times. “It has had a ... Varney was the son of another California firefighter; Gordie ... Firefighter who died battling Mendocino Complex fires mourned by Utah town Santa Rosa Press Democrat all 1,252 news articles »
UPDATE: Brown issues executive order to streamline recovery efforts - Redding Record Searchlight8/9/2018 8:09:38 PM
Redding Record Searchlight UPDATE: Brown issues executive order to streamline recovery efforts Redding Record Searchlight A heavy equipment mechanic with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and assigned to the Carr Fire was killed early Thursday morning outside of the fire area in Tehama County, Cal Fire reports. The man is from the agency's Butte ... Amid Carr Fire ruins, Redding woman got back dead husband's dog tags - Record Searchlight Record Searchlight all 191 news articles »
Cal Fire awards $27.5M to reduce wildfire risk - Sierra Sun8/7/2018 5:57:35 PM
Sierra Sun Cal Fire awards $27.5M to reduce wildfire risk Sierra Sun Today, CAL FIRE awarded four grants totaling $27.5 million to fund high-priority forest health projects designed to combat climate change and reduce the risk of wildfires. Awarded to the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, California Tahoe Conservancy, National ... CAL FIRE Awards $27.5 Million to Reduce Wildfire Risks The Placer Sentinel all 56 news articles »
Firefighters make critical gains on Mendocino Complex; resources shifting to Ranch fire area - Lake County News8/6/2018 2:18:46 AM
Fortune Firefighters make critical gains on Mendocino Complex; resources shifting to Ranch fire area Lake County News The fourth-largest wildland fire complex in California history grew by nearly 40,000 more acres on Sunday as it pushed further into forest lands in Lake County and east into Colusa County. ... “We do have a plan to keep it out of the structures in ... US Army Sends Soldiers to Battle Western Wildfires The Epoch Times Mendocino County Today: Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 Anderson Valley all 5,882 news articles »
How Cal Fire Dozer Operator Died: Report Lays Out Steps Leading to Ferguson Fire Tragedy - KQED8/2/2018 6:11:03 AM
KQED How Cal Fire Dozer Operator Died: Report Lays Out Steps Leading to Ferguson Fire Tragedy KQED The report, which KQED obtained under a California Public Records Act request, suggests incident commanders and the bulldozer crew were lax in following basic safety protocols prior to the fatal incident early the morning of July 14. Although the ... and more »
Cal Fire: Statewide wildfire updates; Carr Fire deemed 7th most destructive fire in California history - Sierra Sun7/31/2018 3:36:12 PM
Sierra Sun Cal Fire : Statewide wildfire updates; Carr Fire deemed 7th most destructive fire in California history Sierra Sun Each family's plan will be different, depending on a variety of issues, needs, and situations. Learn more ... California Federal Incident Management Team 4 (Kurth) assigned in unified command with CAL FIRE ... State DPA, SRA, Shasta – Trinity Unit / County Photos: Deadly twin wildfires in California The Ledger CARR FIRE UPDATE: 536 structures destroyed, 5000 remain threatened ABC10.com KXTV 2 killed by massive Northern California wildfire KMBC Kansas City Cal Fire - State of California all 5,597 news articles »
Carr Fire grows to more than 28000 acres, putting residents west of Redding on alert - Sacramento Bee (blog)7/26/2018 7:51:16 PM
Sacramento Bee (blog) Carr Fire grows to more than 28000 acres, putting residents west of Redding on alert Sacramento Bee (blog) The Carr Fire in Shasta County grew nearly 9,000 acres throughout the day Thursday after tripling in size overnight, and is threatening areas west of Redding, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported. ... Redding itself was ... Northern California wildfire turns deadly, forces "mass evacuations" CBS News UPDATED: Redding Fire : Entire city of Shasta Lake remains under evacuation order Redding Record Searchlight Second firefighter dies fighting the Carr Fire in Redding CBS 8 San Diego Monterey County Herald - KKTV 11 News - Cal Fire - State of California all 2,958 news articles »
Fire Management News ItemsReinforcements called in for Taylor Creek and Klondike fires - Mail Tribune8/18/2018 4:03:45 PM
Mail Tribune Reinforcements called in for Taylor Creek and Klondike fires Mail Tribune The Taylor Creek and Klondike fires grew about 4,000 acres overnight, and hot, windy weather Saturday and Sunday could fan the flames more, but a California fire management team was in place Saturday morning to help put the fires out. Critical fire ... and more »
The Trump Administration Will Not Be Happy About the Forest Service's New Fire Management Strategy - Mother Jones8/16/2018 7:31:50 PM
Redding Record Searchlight The Trump Administration Will Not Be Happy About the Forest Service's New Fire Management Strategy Mother Jones The report comes at the same time the president has sent out misleading tweets about the causes and solutions of California's wildfires, and as Donald Trump's Interior head Ryan Zinke has blamed fires on environmentalists, denied climate change science ... Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says 'environmental terrorist groups ... NBCNews.com Feds commit to work more closely with states in fighting wildfires Redding Record Searchlight Environmentalists, not climate, blamed for fires WXXV News 25 Congress.gov all 356 news articles »
California Fires Keep Burning. What Does It Take to Stop Them? - National Geographic8/16/2018 12:33:21 PM
National Geographic California Fires Keep Burning. What Does It Take to Stop Them? National Geographic When you read about a monstrous wildfire like California's Carr fire growing to over 190,000 acres, burning up over 1,000 homes and killing eight people, it's strange to think that it began the size of a dinner plate. The fire (named for where it ...
2 AZ firefighters injured on way home from fighting CA fires ... - AZFamily8/15/2018 2:15:16 PM
AZFamily 2 AZ firefighters injured on way home from fighting CA fires ... AZFamily Two Arizona firefighters were injured in an accident on the way home from their fire assignment in California. Two Arizona firefighters returning from Carr Fire injured in Nevada rollover AZCentral.com Two southern AZ firefighters returning from California hurt in rollover crash Tucson News Now 2 southern Arizona firefighters injured in crash returning from California wildfires KGUN Arizona Daily Sun - Green Valley News - Sacramento Bee all 42 news articles »
Environmentalists partially to blame for severity of CA's wildfires, Interior chief says - KCRA Sacramento8/13/2018 2:56:14 PM
KCRA Sacramento Environmentalists partially to blame for severity of CA's wildfires, Interior chief says KCRA Sacramento ... impact it could have on fire management . “When you're spending $2.5 billion fighting forest fires, there's not a lot left in the budget to do forest management,” Zinke said. But Dan Jacobson of Environment California said he is skeptical of Zinke's ... Three of California's largest-ever wildfires are burning at same time ... Axios California Wildfires Headed to Capitol Hill Roll Call Before visit to Carr Fire, Interior chief says environmentalists partially to blame for wildfires SFGate Charleston Gazette-Mail all 1,518 news articles »
A staggering death toll for firefighters in California's summer of flames - Los Angeles Times8/10/2018 9:58:12 AM
Los Angeles Times A staggering death toll for firefighters in California's summer of flames Los Angeles Times The veteran fire management officer for U.S. Forest Service recounted the numerous firefighters who had lost their lives battling massive blazes in the region. There was Andrew Palmer, who died 10 years ago while clearing trees. And the nine ... and more »
Fire chief: Suspect in Holy Fire that put 20000 under evacuation order texted, 'The place is going to burn' - CNN8/9/2018 2:31:06 PM
CNN Fire chief: Suspect in Holy Fire that put 20000 under evacuation order texted, 'The place is going to burn' CNN The second biggest fire is the Carr Fire in Shasta County, also in Northern California . The deadly fire has been burning for more than two weeks and consumed 178,752 acres as of Thursday night. It is 49% contained. It has killed eight people, including ... Man charged with arson in California 'Holy Fire' WGN-TV How parched states like California fight wildfires Popular Science Holy fire containment increases to 29% Los Angeles Times KTLA - Express.co.uk all 6,202 news articles »
Fire officials to Trump: No, California didn't worsen wildfires by dumping water into ocean - Washington Post8/7/2018 11:40:19 AM
Washington Post Fire officials to Trump: No, California didn't worsen wildfires by dumping water into ocean Washington Post [The Energy 202: How to make sense of Trump's 'nonsensical' tweets on California's wildfires]. That's a different issue from fire management , experts say, and there's no shortage of water in the areas where wildfires are happening. For example, the ... Record-breaking California fire may take until September to contain CNN President Trump, these are the real reasons California is on fire | Grist Grist California wildfires made worse by hot, dry conditions, not water policy, as Trump tweeted PolitiFact Military.com - The New American - The Seattle Times all 5,882 news articles »
Firewise Communities News ItemsThree more communities become 'Firewise' - Plumas County Newspapers8/19/2018 11:01:51 AM
Three more communities become 'Firewise' Plumas County Newspapers Nationwide there are 1,538 recognized Firewise communities . California is ranked third in the nation with 153 sites and Plumas County has a dozen Firewise communities . “With our population of 18,000, I am very proud of our 12 Firewise communities here ...
Carr Fire reminds us to be 'Firewise' - Plumas County Newspapers8/10/2018 11:07:20 AM
Carr Fire reminds us to be 'Firewise' Plumas County Newspapers The risk of fire and the current state of affairs around the state reminds me of another close call years ago, when my boyhood home in Southern California burst into flames and burnt to the ground shortly after my mother sold it, and the new owners ...
Op-Ed | Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman and Pat Leach: A way forward for the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County - YubaNet5/19/2018 1:47:11 AM
Op-Ed | Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman and Pat Leach: A way forward for the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County YubaNet Through her efforts, Nevada County has more Firewise Communities than any other in California and possibly the nation. Despite these accomplishments, the Fire Safe Council Board of Directors voted to not renew her contract at the April 22nd meeting.
Woodland Hills becomes firewise - White Mountain Independent1/9/2018 7:12:22 AM
White Mountain Independent Woodland Hills becomes firewise White Mountain Independent One insurer, USAA, an organization for military and veteran and their families, was the first major national insurance provider to offer such discounts to members living in Firewise communities in California , Colorado and Texas, according to their website.
Lawmaker: Homeowners With Wildfire Risk Might Lose Insurance - KQED1/5/2018 4:56:35 PM
Lawmaker: Homeowners With Wildfire Risk Might Lose Insurance KQED Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) has introduced new legislation aimed at protecting homeowners from getting kicked off their insurance policies in the wake of California's devastating 2017 wildfire season. “This is unprecedented for California , and wildfire ... Availability and Affordability of Coverage for Wildfire Loss in - California Department of Insurance - State of ... California Department of Insurance - State of California all 43 news articles »
California State Senator Introduces the Wildfire Safety and Recovery Act to Promote Fire Prevention and Access to ... - Sierra Sun Times12/21/2017 8:47:17 AM
Sierra Sun Times California State Senator Introduces the Wildfire Safety and Recovery Act to Promote Fire Prevention and Access to ... Sierra Sun Times California Firewise communities report spending nearly $8.7 million to date in 2017 to mitigate wildfire risk, which includes home improvements, vegetation management and volunteer efforts. Senator Lara will formally introduce language for the Wildfire ... and more »