California Wildfires: Latest Updates
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Northern California Wildfires: Where To Find Updates On Air Quality, Evacuations, And Official Information
September 27, 2021
Here’s the latest information on the wildfires burning throughout Northern California.
September 24, 2021
Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Friday with manslaughter and other crimes after its equipment sparked a Northern California wildfire that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes last year, prosecutors said.
September 21, 2021
Over the last year and a half, almost four dozen Cal Fire firefighters have suffered from heat illness during training, and since 2003, five have died.
Officials say drivers should be alert to crews working along the highway and cautioned that the area will look very different than it did before the fire.
September 16, 2021
Here's how to find the latest information on conditions, evacuations and closures for the Caldor Fire in El Dorado County.
Prescribed Burns Could Help Reduce California’s Wildfires. A New Bill Could Help Make Planned Fires More Frequent
September 16, 2021 | Manola Secaira
California officials are falling behind on goals to treat forest land via prescribed burns. Advocates rallied behind a bill to make the burns more accessible, saying that it’ll take the effort of more than state agencies to catch up.
Budget Package Guarantees $1B In Fire Prevention Funding This Year, At Least $200M Annually Moving Forward
September 10, 2021 | Scott Rodd
Wildfire prevention has taken a front-seat this budget season, after California saw a record 4.3 million acres burned last year. The state is on track to match that total this year.
September 9, 2021 | Vicki Gonzalez
UC Merced fire science professor Crystal Kolden talks with Insight host Vicki Gonzalez about why California’s fires are getting bigger, longer and more destructive, as well as explaining some solutions that are being discussed and applied.
September 3, 2021 | Manola Secaira
Conversations around the massive wildfires plaguing California have evolved substantially the past few years. Researchers say rising temperatures will only increase conditions that fuel these catastrophes years to come.
September 2, 2021 | Scott Rodd
Some evacuation orders have been downgraded or lifted in western El Dorado County.