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Wildfires

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  • After string of huge wildfires, 'saner approach' to prevention sought

    After string of huge wildfires, 'saner approach' to prevention sought
    WASHINGTON — On the heels of a fire season that burned more than 4,000 homes and killed 34 people across the country, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) on Tuesday called for a "saner approach" to preventing wildfires while budgets are strained as a...
  • Fire resources boosted after forecast of Santa Ana winds

    Fire resources boosted after forecast of Santa Ana winds
    Firefighters across Southern California and other parts of the state will be pre-deploying near mountain and brush areas and staffing additional units during several days of extreme fire weather expected to begin Thursday. A red flag fire warning for...
  • Beware the clear-cutters

    Beware the clear-cutters
    Even before the embers from the Rim fire had stopped smoldering, the House of Representatives was using the catastrophic forest fire as an excuse to pass a harmful logging bill. HR 1526, the so-called Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities...
  • Santa Ana winds could bring power outages, LADWP warns

    Santa Ana winds could bring power outages, LADWP warns
    The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is warning customers to prepare for possible power outages due to Santa Ana winds that are expected to blow in Friday. “During high wind events, reports of power outages may increase due to downed...
  • Santa Ana winds: Red flag warnings issued across Southland

    Santa Ana winds: Red flag warnings issued across Southland
    A red flag warning is in effect across Southern California, with the National Weather Service warning that incoming Santa Ana winds are creating a serious fire hazard across the region. Forecasters expect wind gusts up to 50 mph across L.A.-area...
  • Alaska's boreal forests burning more with climate change

    Alaska's boreal forests burning more with climate change
    The largest U.S. wildfires in the last decade of record-breaking blazes have been in the wilds of Alaska, where fires have blackened more than a half-million acres at a time. A new study predicts more of the same for North America’s boreal forests,...
  • Growing wildfire threatens central Idaho

    Growing wildfire threatens central Idaho
    Fire crews in central Idaho are mounting an effort to push a wildfire toward an area scorched by a major fire last year as erratic winds and hot, dry conditions threaten to help the blaze grow. Madonna Lengerich, a fire information officer on the...
  • The future of fire, and hotshots

     The future of fire, and hotshots
    Along with barked orders and the whine of chain saws, the clank of steel on rock was certainly one of the sounds that rose from a hillside near Yarnell, Ariz., last month as clouds of superheated smoke roiled the sky, portending a tragedy. One morning a...
  • 44 wildfires burn across the West, with warning of more ahead

    44 wildfires burn across the West, with warning of more ahead
    Eleven states across the West are suffering under brutal blazes as weather forecasters warned Thursday that more wildfires could break out soon. The National Weather Service signaled early Thursday that strong winds and dry conditions could fuel new...
  • The Rim fire and the folly of sequestration

    The Rim fire and the folly of sequestration
    Even as the Rim fire in and around Yosemite National Park rages on, the U.S. Forest Service already has exhausted its firefighting budget for the year, which had been reduced by sequestration cuts. Not that the agency will stop fighting wildfires, but...
  • Rim fire near Yosemite state's 7th largest, containment holds at 20%

    Rim fire near Yosemite state's 7th largest, containment holds at 20%
    The massive Rim fire on Tuesday became the seventh-largest wildfire in California's history, and remained 20% contained as it burned in and around Yosemite National Park. According to an update from Cal Fire on Tuesday, the Rim fire had grown to roughly...