Tag Archives: California

California Wildfire Risk Narrows

Many areas saw relative humidity levels fall into single-digit percentages     LOS ANGELES (AP) — California remained on guard Tuesday, but gusty winds that raised the threat of wildfires were decreasing in strength and becoming less widespread a day ...

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California Utilities Say Wind-Driven Outages Still Possible

Pacific Gas & Electric company began cutting power Sunday night     LOS ANGELES (AP) — California utilities were restoring electricity after intentionally cutting it to tens of thousands of people because of extreme fire danger but high winds projected ...

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California Utility Switches Off Power Amid Wildfire Fear

Shut off comes in light of cause of past wildfires     By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California’s biggest utility has shut off power to tens of thousands of customers in an unprecedented step to ...

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California Braces for Powerful Winds, Wildfire Danger

Increased fire risks across Northern California     LOS ANGELES (AP) — Potentially powerful winds combined with dry weather are raising the threat of wildfires in California. State firefighters say they are preparing for “potential extreme fire weather” this weekend ...

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Power Lines Caused Fatal California Wildfire

Sagging lines caused fire that killed four people     By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two sagging Pacific Gas & Electric power lines made contact, sparked and ignited a Northern California wildfire ...

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California Homeowners Say Wildfire Cleanup Made Matters Worse

Cleanup has turned into a bureaucratic mess     By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — One year after wildfires devastated Northern California’s wine country and destroyed thousands of homes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ first ...

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Wildfire Closes Northern California Highway

Red flag warning for much of the region     FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a wildfire sending up a huge plume of smoke has closed a highway in Northern California. The California Highway Patrol shut down State Route ...

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Vehicle Blamed for Deadly California Wildfire

Ferguson fire burned nearly 97,000 acres     CLOVIS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a California wildfire that killed two firefighters and destroyed nearly a dozen buildings in Northern California was caused by a vehicle. The U.S. Forest Service on ...

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Holly Fire, Flood Command

At look at the management behind the scenes     Riverside County Fire – Take a look behind-the-scenes at the efforts by multiple agencies to protect the communities near the Holy Fire burn scar. For more information about how you ...

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Contractor Dies in Accident at California Wildfire Scene

Driver was assigned to fire suppression repair work     WILLOWS, Calif. (AP) — A contractor doing repair work at the scene of the largest wildfire in California’s recorded history has died in a vehicle accident. The U.S. Forest Service ...

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