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A look at the California fire season

A look at the California fire season

    By Mel Mann      If you are a California resident, 2019 has been one heck of a year.  The homeless populations of San Francisco and Los Angeles have repeatedly made the national news. We can no longer get plastic straws with our cancer causing soda, but more prominent in our minds is […]

Fire rages in Simi Valley | More School Closures – Road Closures

Fire rages in Simi Valley | More School Closures – Road Closures

Fire erupted in Simi Valley along Easy Street at 6:09 AM this morning, October 30th.  It prompted more school closures, road closures and mandatory evacuations. Updated information on: Ventura County Office of Emergency Services Firefighters in Ventura County have responded to what was called a “large fire” burning between the communities of Simi Valley and […]

Over 300K Southern California Edison customers could lose power amid wildfire threat

Over 300K Southern California Edison customers could lose power amid wildfire threat

Over 300,000 Southern California Edison customers across southern and central California could lose power as the utility considers preemptively shutting off electricity to reduce the risk of fire. The “public safety power shutoff” is aimed at lowering the threat of blazes erupting amid expected windy conditions, SCE said. Areas without power and under consideration for power […]

“The Grid” is the Problem, Not the Solution

“The Grid” is the Problem, Not the Solution

  By Thomas L. Knapp On October 9, Pacific Gas & Electric began shutting down power to about 750,000 customers (affecting as many as 2 million people) in California. The company claims the shutdowns are necessary to reduce the risk that its power lines and other infrastructure will cause wildfires like last year’s Camp Fire, […]

CAL FIRE Increases Staffing for Extreme Fire Danger Conditions

CAL FIRE Increases Staffing for Extreme Fire Danger Conditions

Source: CAL FIRE CAL FIRE firefighters are staffing up and preparing for the forecasted extreme fire weather across California. The National Weather Service has issued red flag warnings and fire weather watches for areas of northern, central and southern California. This will likely be the strongest offshore wind event so far this season. “With some […]

Parts Of California Go Dark To Curb Wildfire Risk

Parts Of California Go Dark To Curb Wildfire Risk

By Shelby Talcott | Contributor More than 1 million Californians are expected to be without power Wednesday as a days-long Public Safety Power Shutoff begins in an effort to curb the risk of wildfires. Power was shut off to 513,000 northern California homes and businesses Wednesday morning, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) said according to USA Today. An additional 234,000 […]

Southern California Wildfire Threatens Homes, Forces Evacuations

Southern California Wildfire Threatens Homes, Forces Evacuations

By Ron Brackett At a Glance The fire began Saturday evening in San Jacinto, California. About 200 people were ordered out of their homes. Southern California firefighters continued to battle a wildfire Sunday morning that forced the evacuation of dozens of homes. The fire began shortly before 6 p.m Saturday in San Jacinto, California, according to […]

Homeowners across southern California being dropped by insurance companies because of fire risk

Homeowners across southern California being dropped by insurance companies because of fire risk

By Rob McMillan and ABC7.com Homeowners all across Southern California are being dropped by their insurance companies, not because they’re filing too many claims, but because they live in fire-prone areas. “We never filed an insurance claim ever,” said Dan Floyd of Corona. “So it came as quite a shock.” Floyd lives several miles north of the area […]

New California Wildfire Safety and Preparedness Campaign Aims to Prepare Californians for Potential Wildfires

New California Wildfire Safety and Preparedness Campaign Aims to Prepare Californians for Potential Wildfires

The California Fire Foundation, in partnership with Edison International, parent company of Southern California Edison, has launched a statewide Wildfire Safety and Preparedness public education campaign to better inform residents on key steps and precautions to take in preparing for potential wildfires. The campaign, with materials available in English and Spanish, is part of the […]

California Dispatches Goats to Eat Brush, Prevent Wildfires

California Dispatches Goats to Eat Brush, Prevent Wildfires

By Gerald Porter Jr. California firefighters are enlisting help from some unusual allies to prevent more deadly wildfires from ripping across the state — goats. The Ventura County Fire Department is releasing hundreds of goats next week north of Los Angeles to eat dead brush that could become fuel for a fires. Read the rest of the story […]

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