Tag Archives: Community Risk Reduction

Prescribed Burn in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest

Prevention effort for communities near national forest     NEBO, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled a 197-acre prescribed burn in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. The forest service says in a news release the ...

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Critics Ask Why PG&E Was Slow on Wildfire Safety

Why has utility waited so long to act?     By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. is promising to spend more than $2 billion this year to improve wildfire prevention after its ...

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Oregon Governor Searches for Ways to Stem Wildfires

“We have to re-examine how we fight fire,”     By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The federal government needs to send more resources to do more forest thinning on public lands in Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown ...

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Government Shutdown Taking Toll on Wildfire Preparations

The pain of the four-week-long shutdown is having a ripple effect     By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year’s fire ...

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California Town Launches ‘Goat Fund Me’ to Prevent Wildfires

Some 200 goats can munch on an acre of overgrown brush daily     NEVADA CITY, Calif. (AP) — The threat of catastrophic wildfires has driven a California town to launch a “Goat Fund Me” campaign to bring herds of ...

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Report Rips Expensive Decisions in California Wildfire

“extreme example of excessive, unaccountable, budget-busting suppression spending.”     By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a wildfire burned across Big Sur two years ago and threatened hundreds of homes scattered on the scenic hills, thousands ...

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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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California Officials Approve Fire Zone Development

Housing project to be built in fire-prone area     LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles County supervisors have approved a massive housing project in fire-prone mountains. Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve the 19,000 home Centennial development at Tejon ...

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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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