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.
SoCal Braces For Heat Wave, Winds As Red Flag Warning Takes EffectWind speeds are expected to hit between 30 and 45 miles per hour and humidity will drop to the single digits.
Gov. Newsom Declares State Of Emergency In LA County In Response To Bobcat FireThe governor also signed an executive order in hopes of streamlining recovery efforts in communities across the state that have been impacted by the devastating fires in the past month.
Californians Struggle To Secure Fire Insurance As Historic Blazes Continue To Ravage StateAs wildfires continue to burn through the state at an unprecedented rate, many insurance companies are pulling out of certain zip codes, and even entire counties.
Biden Says Americans 'Aren't Safe' Under Trump Due To Climate ChangeDemocratic nominee Joe Biden on Monday took a page out of President Donald Trump's campaign playbook by saying "you aren't safe" under Mr. Trump — but due to climate change.
SoCal Experiences Unhealthy Air, Smoky Skies Due To Wildfires Burning Across The StateThe day was mostly dark, bleak, and cast in an eery orange glow. The smoky skies kept Southern Californians inside and on the hunt fo purifiers — a hot ticket item on one of the smoggiest days of the year.
At Least 4 Dead, Hundreds Of Structures Destroyed, 215,000 Acres Burned In Northern CaliforniaAt least four people are dead and four others injured as the massive group of fires in Northern California comprising the LNU Lightning Complex fires (map) burned through 215,000 acres as of Thursday evening, destroying or damaging more than 600 structures, fire officials reported.
Lightning Complex Fires: 124,000 Acres, Nearly 200 Structures Burned In Northern CaliforniaOut-of-control wildfires touched off by lightning have torched more than 200 square miles and closed a major freeway in one of the major wildfires groups raging out of control in the Bay Area and Northern California.
Calif. Bans Insurance Companies Dropping Customers In Wildfire-Prone AreasThe moratorium covers about 800,000 homeowners who live either inside or next to the perimeter of one of 16 wildfires that burned across the state in October.
Report Calls On LADWP To Mitigate Wildfire Risk, Address Maintenance BacklogThe report found that LADWP has more than 1,000 outstanding maintenance orders in wildfire-threat areas.