Wildfires

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric vehicles are parked at the PG&E Oakland Service Center in Oakland, Calif.
Ben Margot/AP Photo, File
June 08, 2019 - 9:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric implemented a controversial practice of cutting power to selected portions of Northern California on Saturday to guard against wildfires as the weather turned very windy, dry and hot. Electricity was turned off around 6 a.m. to 1,600 customers in...
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In this photo released Wednesday, March 13, 2019, by the National Park Service, is a damaged bear box after the recent heavy snowpack in Yosemite National Park, Calif.
NPS Photo via AP
March 14, 2019 - 5:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is free of drought for the first time in more than seven years and only a small amount of its territory remains abnormally dry as a very wet winter winds down, experts said Thursday. More than 93 percent of the state is free of drought or dryness, and areas of abnormal...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, flames burn near power lines in Sycamore Canyon near West Mountain Drive in Montecito, Calif.
Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File
March 13, 2019 - 7:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the largest fires in California history was sparked by Southern California Edison power lines that came into contact during high winds, investigators said Wednesday. The resulting arc ignited dry brush on Dec. 4, 2017, starting the blaze in Ventura and Santa Barbara...
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John McDevitt
January 19, 2019 - 8:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Center City restaurant and bar held a beer based fundraiser for the victims of the Northern California wildfires. A special guest from a well-known California Brewery flew in for the event. A special 3 liter bottle of Sierra Nevada "Celebration Ale" was auctioned...
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California Wildfire
KTLA via CNN
December 19, 2018 - 1:48 pm
By Lemor Abrams Sacramento, CA (KOVR ) -- James Roberts got his start transforming recycled steel shipping containers into inexpensive environmentally-friendly living spaces. Now he’s taking his company TANYR to a new level, building fire-resistant homes in communities ravaged by wildfires. “We got...
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(Kari Greer/BLM/USDA Forest Service via AP)
November 24, 2018 - 11:15 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After being in firefights in Afghanistan and Iraq, members of one of America's newest elite wildfire crews are tasked with fighting fires in rugged country back home. On the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's only hotshot crew focused on recruiting veterans, members have traded...
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Eric Darling and his dog Wyatt are part of a search team from Orange County in Southern California who are among several teams conducting a second search of a mobile home park after the deadly Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif., Friday, Nov. 23, 2018.
(AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
November 24, 2018 - 9:12 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The catastrophic wildfire in Northern California is nearly out after several days of rain, but searchers are still completing the meticulous task of combing through now-muddy ash and debris for signs of human remains. Crews resumed the grim work Saturday as rain cleared out...
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Michael Reining, left, and Chelsea Meddings, right, chop mint in preparation for a community Thanksgiving meal for survivors of the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California, on the campus of California State University, in Chico, Calif.
AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne
November 22, 2018 - 10:27 am
By Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Hannah Crenshaw hosts a Thanksgiving dinner each year, cooking turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes — her favorite — for up to 15 guests at her home in Magalia. That's not an option this year. Her house burned down in the Nov. 8 wildfire...
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November 21, 2018 - 11:02 am
(CNN) -- Cats. Dogs. Hamsters. Ducks. Horses. Pigs. Lizards. Macaws. Chinchillas. Go to a shelter for the animals displaced by the Camp Fire and you'll see just about every type of creature that people keep as pets. Thousands of them are in shelters in Northern California because of the record-...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, photo, Charlie Miles peers up at state forestry officers and state parks rangers after being arrested for trying to go home on a desolate stretch of Skyway Road between Paradise and a Chico church he was sleeping at.
Renee C. Byer/The Sacramento Bee via AP
November 20, 2018 - 2:58 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — It's been 12 days since Christina Taft started the frantic search for her mother Victoria, who refused to evacuate their Paradise home as flames neared, and six days since she gave authorities a cheek swab to identify remains that are likely her mother's. She still hasn't...
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