Tag Archives: Community Risk Reduction

CAL FIRE Official Says State Must Consider Home Ban

Pimlott says state must rethink building in fire zones     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state’s top firefighter ...

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President Trump Visits California Wildfire Sites

“We’ve never seen anything like this in California,”     By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday acknowledged Californians suffering from twin tragedies, walking through the ashes of a mobile home and RV ...

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Officials Search for Ways to Reduce Wildfire Deaths

Several options considered to give a better chance of survival     By MATTHEW BROWN and ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled ...

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Scientists: Wind, Drought Worsen Fires, Not Bad Management

“Natural factors and human-caused global warming effects fatally collude”     By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Both nature and humans share blame for California’s devastating wildfires, but forest management did not play a major role, despite ...

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President Threatens to Withhold California Wildfire Payments

President Trump says forest mismanagement is to blame for wildfires     LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold federal payments to California, claiming its forest management is “so poor.” Trump says Saturday via Twiitter that ...

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President Trump Takes Aim at California Wildfire Management

President blames forestry management     President Donald Trump blamed California again for its horrific wildfire season Wednesday and threatened to withhold federal fire assistance from the state. Speaking at a cabinet meeting, Trump lashed out at California’s forestry management ...

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