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Wildfires

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  • State help for firefighters 'a heavy lift'

    State help for firefighters 'a heavy lift'
    You'd think that with half the state charred -- and wildfires seemingly getting worse every year -- a top priority in Sacramento would be to improve California's firefighting capability. But it hasn't even been on the Legislature's agenda.
  • A family's resilience withstands the flames

    The beige French country-style home in the hills, with a distant view of the sea on blue-sky days, had been built to withstand California's best punches. Earthquake. Hurricane-force winds. Wildfire. I came upon the place while reporting in San Diego...

    Tahoe fire shows cost of paradise still rising

    Tahoe fire shows cost of paradise still rising
    Sacramento — ANOTHER natural disaster, another lesson. But not the predictable lesson. Not the tired, nagging lecture about people who insist on living in the trees and on the bluffs, at the edge of the surf and along the riverbanks, asking for...

    Katrina comparisons are a different class of wrong

    You knew it had to happen. The moment firefighters began to get an edge on the fires, pundits, bloggers and other gasbags couldn't wait to proclaim San Diego's superiority over New Orleans in government response to disaster. A writer on the conservative...

    Angeles National Forest fire grows to 1,000 acres; campgrounds evacuated

     
    A forest fire that continues to burn in the San Gabriel Mountains north of Azusa forced the evacuation of several campgrounds and other facilities that typically attract up 12,000 visitors on Labor Day weekend, a U.S. Forest Service spokesman said.