Tag Archives: Community Risk Reduction

Tennessee Offers Federal Wildfire Prevention Grants

Application period runs from Aug. 5 to Sept. 20     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is providing access to federal grant programs to help communities and volunteer fire departments become better equipped for wildfires. The state Department of Agriculture ...

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Federal Plan Uses Fuel Breaks to Slow Western Wildfires

Strips to be created on land managed by the BLM     By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing an ambitious plan to slow Western wildfires by bulldozing, mowing or revegetating large ...

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After 75 Years Smokey Bear Still Keeps an Eye on America’s Forests

Some 96% of Americans recognized this constant reminder to keep forests safe     Wendy Melillo, American University School of Communication (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Smokey ...

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Report: PG&E Ignored Repairs on Aging Power Lines

Utility knew for years dozens of lines posed a wildfire threat     SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric, which is blamed for some of California’s deadliest recent fires, knew for years that dozens of its aging power ...

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PG&E Restores Power to 20,000 Northern California Customers

PG&E is under pressure after being blamed for previous fires     SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. restored power to more than 20,000 customers in Northern California after the company shut it off over the weekend ...

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California Regulators Approve Power Outages to Prevent More Wildfires

Outages could mean multi-day blackouts for cities as large as San Francisco and San Jose     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators on Thursday approved allowing utilities to cut off electricity to possibly hundreds ...

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California Leaders Won’t Change Utilities’ Liability For Now

New development fee proposed without details     By DON THOMPSON and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California commission set up to study wildfire issues recommended Wednesday that the state change a liability standard imperiling major ...

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