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For Tribes, ‘Good Fire’ Key to Restoring Nature and People

October 29, 2021 2:59 pm Source: By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer WEITCHPEC, Calif. (AP) — Elizabeth Azzuz stood in prayer on a Northern California mountainside, arms outstretched, grasping a handmade torch of dried wormwood branches, the fuel her Native American ancestors used for generations to burn underbrush in thick forest. “Guide our hands as we bring fire…

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CA Deep in Drought Despite Atmospheric River

October 27, 2021 2:02 pm Source: By JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The deluge California received from a powerful atmospheric river made streams and waterfalls come alive while coating mountains with snow, but as the storm headed east to the Plains on Tuesday it left the Golden State still deep in drought. The atmospheric river,…

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Fire That Threatened Lake Tahoe Region Is Now 100-Percent Contained

October 21, 2021 6:08 pm Source: SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The 2-month-old California wildfire that threatened the Lake Tahoe resort region over the summer has been declared 100% contained, officials said. The fire, which scorched more than 346 square miles (896 square kilometers) of the Sierra Nevada and burned hundreds of homes, reached the milestone late…

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Residents Return as Firefighters Get 87-Percent Containment of Alisal Fire

October 19, 2021 8:57 pm Source: SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Residents who fled the Alisal Fire west of Santa Barbara have been allowed to return home. All evacuation orders and warnings were canceled Sunday afternoon. The fire was 87% contained Monday morning and its size was holding at about 27 square miles (70 square kilometers). The fire…

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CA Firefighters Make Progress Corralling Alisal Fire

October 15, 2021 8:33 pm Source: SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters reported significant progress in corralling a wildfire in Southern California coastal mountains on Friday. The Alisal Fire in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara grew only slightly since Thursday morning to 26.4 square miles (68 square kilometers) and containment of the blaze jumped to…

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CA Wildfires Destroy Mobile Homes; One Man Burned

October 12, 2021 5:11 pm Source: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Destructive California wildfires driven by intense winds caused damage at two mobile home parks, destroying some trailers, and one person suffered burns, officials said. The fires on Monday also toppled trees, whipped up blinding dust clouds and forced the a utility to cut power to thousands of customers…

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Does Forest Thinning Slow Spread of Catastrophic Wildfires? Fuel Reduction Efforts Spark Division

October 11, 2021 6:03 pm Source: By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters and numerous studies credit intensive forest thinning projects with helping save communities like those recently threatened near Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada, but dissent from some environmental advocacy groups is roiling the scientific community. States in the U.S. West and the…

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Four Injured by Falling Tree at KNP Complex Fire in CA

October 11, 2021 6:00 pm Source: THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Four people injured when a tree fell on them as they were working inside a Northern California wildfire have been released from the hospital, officials said Friday. One is an employee with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire, and three are…

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PG&E May Shut off Power to Thousands over Windy Forecast

October 11, 2021 5:58 pm Source: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric said it may shut off power to about 44,000 customers in California beginning on Monday due to potentially dry, gusty winds that could raise the risk electrical equipment sparking fires. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning of extreme fire danger starting…

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U.S. Officials Approve Long-Lasting Fire Retardant for Wildland Firefighting

October 5, 2021 5:29 pm Source: By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Tuesday approved a long-lasting fire retardant that could significantly aid in fighting increasingly destructive wildfires. The U.S. Forest Service approved Perimeter Solutions’ fire retardant that’s intended to be used as a preventative measure and can last for months It’s similar…

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