President Biden Journeys To California; Newsom Recall Support; Wildfire Damage Tour On AgendaFor the first time since his election, President Joe Biden boarded Air Force One Monday to head to California for a tour of the devastation left in the wake of the Caldor Fire and give support to Gov. Gavin Newsom, who faces a recall election on Tuesday.
Caldor Fire Explodes To Over 200K Acres, Lays Siege To Lake TahoeThe wind-fueled flames of the raging Caldor Fire roared ever closer to the Heavenly Valley Ski resort and the neighborhoods surrounding South Lake Tahoe’s Pioneer Trail early Wednesday.
Caldor Fire Explodes To 114K Acres, Poses Threat To Lake Tahoe“It is knocking on the door to the Lake Tahoe basin. We have all efforts in place to keep it out of the basin, but we do also need to be aware that that is a possibility based on the way the fires have been burning.”
'Code Red For Humanity:' Major UN Climate Report Warns Of 'Extreme' ImpactsFrom flood to fire, 2021 has been a summer of extraordinary extremes across the globe — a sign that the impacts of climate change are already widespread and accelerating.
Dixie Fire In Northern California Is Third Largest Wildfire In State HistoryDevastating images show homes burned in the Dixie Fire north of Sacramento, the third-largest wildfire in California history as of Friday night.
‘Unprecedented’ Haze From California, West Coast Wildfires Prompt Air Quality Concerns In New YorkThe smoke from numerous wildfires burning in California and the West Coast are leading to hazy skies and prompting air quality concerns nearly 3,000 miles away in New York City.
With West Facing Brutal Fire Season, Biden Says He’ll Hire More Federal Firefighters And Raise PayThe Biden administration said Wednesday it is hiring more federal firefighters – and immediately raising their pay – as officials ramp up response efforts in the face of a severe drought that is setting the stage for another destructive summer of intense wildfires across the West.
Calif. State Regulators Increase Power Capacity To Combat Blackout Risk
California Focusing On Urgent Projects As Wildfire Season LoomsCrews are monitoring the amount of water in vegetation and being more aggressive with fuel reduction ahead of wildfire season.
Calif. To Hire 1,400 Firefighters To Combat Growing Number Of WildfiresIn 2020, California experienced a record wildfire season, with 9,917 wildfires scorching 4.257 million acres.
Calif. Wants Federal Firefighters Year-Round To Deal With ‘New Normal’ Brought On By Climate Change“Last year, California had over 9,900 wildfires, which burned a record-setting 4.25 million acres, killed 33 people, and destroyed nearly 10,500 homes and structures.”
SoCal Edison To Remove 11K Palm Trees Over Wildfire RiskSome cities that will see palm tree removals include Simi Valley, Santa Clarita, La Canada Flintridge, Malibu, Lake Elsinore and Santa Ana.
Month Of January Could See No Rain in Southern California During High Fire DangerForecasters with the National Weather Service said there is a chance Southern California will not see rain for the entire month of January, as heatwaves and gusty Santa Ana winds are causing dangerous fire conditions.
Fontana Residents 'Fed Up' With Possible Thanksgiving Day Planned Power OutagesNearly 84,000 homes and businesses in Southern California could have their power shut off on Thanksgiving Day to try to prevent wildfires during a Red Flag Warning.
Powerful Gusts Wreak Havoc As LA Experiences Most Dangerous Wildfire Conditions Since October 2019Wind gusts could hit up to 80 miles per hour in the mountains and 65 mph in the valleys.