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California Wildfires

Wildfire Near Yosemite Tamed By Firefighters

AP | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green

KERNVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain has destroyed eight homes and 10 other structures, authorities...

Drones Pose Threat To Firefighters, Wildfire Managers Say

AP | By KEITH RIDLER | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Drones flying over wildfires could lead to firefighter injuries and force retardant bombers to be called off, wildfire managers ...

Meet Some Of The Brave Men And Women Fighting The Nation's Forest Fires

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green

As wildfire season roars on in the western states, thousands of wildland firefighters from across the country are working to save homes and keep us ou...

Man Pleads Not Guilty After Being Accused Of Starting California Wildfire

AP | SCOTT SMITH | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man accused of starting one of the state's largest wildfires when he lost control of his campfire last y...

State Of Emergency Declared Over California Wildfires

AP | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green

BURNEY, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were focusing on two wildfires near each other in Northern California that have burned through more than 100 squa...

At Least 6 Major Wildfires Keeping Firefighters Busy In California

AP | Posted 08.03.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of federal, state and local firefighters were feverishly attacking at least six major wildfires in central and far no...

Lightning Ignites Dozens Of New Wildfires In California

AP | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters in Northern California were battling several lightning-sparked wildfires Friday, including a blaze in rural Modo...

Wildfire Burns Near Giant Sequoia Grove

AP | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park from reac...

Chronic Dryness Hinders Fight Against West's Fires

AP | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green

WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — A day of diminishing temperatures brought big gains toward containment of a wildfire in rugged and steep terrain in Northern ...

Firefighters Tame Two California Blazes

AP | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green

WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling a wildfire Monday in a rugged patch of far Northern California faced another day of triple-digit temperatures ...

California Wildfires Burn Homes, Threaten More

AP | Posted 07.04.2014 | Green

JULIAN, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that destroyed two homes left a Southern California mountain town without its popular Fourth of July celebrations, ...

Northern California Wildfire Continues To Grow

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 07.03.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A wildfire in rural Northern California's Napa County damaged two homes and forced the evacuation of 200 others, but so far is ...

California Wildfire Forces Evacuation Of Homes

AP | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Federal fire officials accelerated their attack Sunday on a smoky wildfire that threatened more than 500 homes in central...

Billionaire Starts Fund For Victims Of Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.06.2014 | Green

In light of the devastating wildfires in California, hedge fund billionaire and climate change activist Tom Steyer is launching a new fund to aid vict...

To the Superhero Who Saved Me From a Fire

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

In 1978, we lost our home to a fire, which I started with matches. I was home alone for a brief, yet obviously tragic time. Although I have resolv...

This Is What It Looks Like When A Wildfire Threatens Your Home

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green

A scourge of wildfires tore through California's San Diego County earlier this month, scorching more than 27,000 acres and forcing thousands from thei...

The Road Home: Our Story of the San Diego Fires

Raluca State | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Raluca State

When we finally came home, the house smelled like old campfire. My kids asked if the fire would come and get them in their bedrooms, scared and tired from a day of seeing and hearing too much. The news continued to update in real-time and we watched it late into the night.

Gov Prepares For The Worst

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — All evacuation orders were lifted Sunday as firefighters gained the upper hand on the remaining four of nearly a dozen blazes that ...

Carly Schwartz

If You Thought The California Drought Was Over, You Were Very Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.19.2014 | Green

For a few days last month, it rained in San Francisco. Residents across the city cheered a welcomed respite from a drought that has crippled Californi...

Sheriff Investigating Arson As Potential Cause Of California Wildfires

AP | Posted 05.15.2014 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego County sheriff says arson will be among the many possibilities investigators will look at in trying to determine what...

Lydia O'Connor

How Inmates Will Protect California This Summer

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green

As one of the most threatening wildfire seasons in state history looms, Californians will be relying on some unlikely protectors: prisoners. More ...

California's Wildfire Threat Is So Severe That The Season Started Early

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green

Don’t let the recent rains and green hillsides fool you -- the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fresh growth is only c...

Firefighting Goats!

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

Nestled between railroad tracks and a cement recycling plant in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood lives a little herd of urban goats with a big a...

Small Wildfires Sweep Through Parts Of California

AP | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Large swaths of California remained at risk for wildfires Wednesday as dry and windy weather conditions persisted. ...

Former Firefighter Charged With Murder For Arson

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Former firefighter Zane Wallace Peterson, 29, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with arson and murder linked to the Clover Fire that burned through ...