Tag: CalFIRE

More Firefighters (David McNew / Getty)

California Wildfires to Cost $180 Billion This Year

With firefighters gaining the upper hand as “red flag” winds die down, it appears that the bill for this year’s California wildfire season will come in at around $180 billion.

TOPSHOT - Vehicles pass beside a wall of flames on the 101 highway as it reaches the coast during the Thomas wildfire near Ventura, California on December 6, 2017. California motorists commuted past a blazing inferno Wednesday as wind-whipped wildfires raged across the Los Angeles region, with flames triggering the …

California Wildfires: President Trump Declares State of Emergency

President Donald Trump approved a declaration of a state of emergency in California on Friday, ordering federal assistance in response to multiple wildfires that have broken out and continue to cause massive damage in the state since December 4.

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Wine Country Homeless Man Arrested on Suspicion of Arson

A homeless man, Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, was arrested Sunday afternoon in Wine Country on suspicion of arson after leaving a creek bed where a fire was burning in Sonoma County’s Maxwell Farms Regional Park.

Napa Wine Country fires (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

Wine Country Fires Intensify — Update: 17 Dead; 100 Missing

California has 64 active fires burning across the state, with the worst devastation caused by the seven major Wine Country fires, fueled by 68-mile-per-hour Diablo winds that have burned 94,000 acres, killed 11 people, and destroyed at least 2,000 homes and businesses.

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Report: Marijuana Farm Sparked 2015 California Fire

An illegal marijuana farm lit up a home-destroying northern California fire in 2015 that took out 96 buildings. Two suspects were on the run as officials announced the case Wednesday.

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California Fire: ‘Rocky Fire’ 40% Contained

Firefighters battling the devastating “Rocky Fire” in Northern California brought the blaze under 40 percent containment on Thursday morning, the CalFIRE agency reported.