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Northern California fires may hammer tourism, add to housing crisis

Northern California fires may hammer tourism, add to housing crisis

by Chris Reed The deadly and massively destructive wildfires now in their second week of ravaging Northern California’s wine country are likely to have lengthy negative effects on the region’s economy. But it could also exacerbate perhaps its most pressing social problem – housing costs so high they leave even some middle-class families living paycheck to paycheck. […]

Death toll rises to 21 as Northern California fires spread to more than 160,000 acres

Death toll rises to 21 as Northern California fires spread to more than 160,000 acres

By Phil Willon, Paige St. John, Louis Sahagun, Sonali Kohli and Chris Megerian . The death toll rose to 21 Wednesday as multiple wildfires continued to spread across Northern California’s wine country, according to state fire officials. State and federal officials portrayed an all-out effort to fend off the devastating wildfires at a news conference at a state emergency operations […]

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Three California Wildfires

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Three California Wildfires

OAKLAND, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California to combat the Canyon 2, Partick, and Sulphur fires burning in five California counties. On October 9, 2017, the State of California submitted several requests for Fire Management […]

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Seven Wildfires

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Seven Wildfires

OAKLAND, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California to combat the Atlas, Tubbs, Cascade, Lobo, LaPorte, Potter and Nuns fires burning in six northern California counties. On October 9, 2017, the State of California submitted several […]

Finally, some commonsense western fire policies

Finally, some commonsense western fire policies

. By Paul Driessen President Trump promised to bring fresh ideas and policies to Washington. Now Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue are doing exactly that in a critically important area: forest management and conflagration prevention. Their actions are informed, courageous and long overdue. Westerners are delighted, and I’ve advocated such reforms since […]

You Know What Else Is Burning In California Wildfires? Marijuana Fields

You Know What Else Is Burning In California Wildfires? Marijuana Fields