Author Archives: Bill Carey

Rebirth, Angst and the New Normal of California Wildfires

Fires are making everyone edgy and causing some to flee     By MARTHA IRVINE AP National Writer SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Tina Chandler walks outside her home and sniffs the air. “Do you smell smoke?” she asks. Even ...

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State of Emergency Declared in New South Wales

20 firefighters injured in wildfires     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s most populous state declared a state of emergency on Monday due to unprecedented wildfire danger as calls grew for Australia to take more ...

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California Town Celebrates Halloween after Wildfire

Wildfire destroyed over 300 structures     HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — A town in California’s wine country finally celebrated Halloween after evacuations from a huge wildfire forced residents to postpone trick-or-treating for a week. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reports hundreds ...

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Wildfires Raze Homes in Australia

Three dead, over 150 homes lost     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Wildfires razing Australia’s drought-stricken east coast have left three people dead, several missing and dozens injured, with over 150 homes destroyed, officials said ...

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Paradise: One Year After the Fire

85 people died in the state’s most devastating wildfire in history     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Paradise will pause on Friday. One year after the most devastating wildfire in California history mostly destroyed the ...

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California Wildfire Transforms City That Didn’t Burn

Chico has added 20,000 people, boosting the population     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Amber Blood got to Chico on Nov. 8, 2018, wearing pink slacks and her favorite white peacoat. It was all she ...

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Wildfire in Northern California Wine County Fully Contained

Wildfire drove 200,000 from their homes     SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a massive wildfire that destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings and forced thousands of people to evacuate in Northern California wine country has been ...

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Woman Arrested in Theft of $63K from California Wildfire Victim

Elder abuse, embezzlement, grand theft     OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Northern California authorities have arrested a woman they say scammed $63,100 from a 75-year-old who lost a home in a wildfire last year that killed 85. The Butte County ...

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PG&E Meets with California Governor Amid Bankruptcy Case

CEO says power cuts were well planned     By ADAM BEAM and MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s governor called the chief executive of a troubled utility to his office on Tuesday for a closed-door meeting ...

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Fact Check Reviews President Trump’s Wildfire Tweets

Professors respond to tweets with facts     By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is scorching the facts about California’s wildfires. The president in recent tweets blamed California and Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom for ...

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