Author Archives: Bill Carey

Family Sues Southern California Utility Over Wildfire Death

Woolsey Fire caused by live transmission lines     LOS ANGELES (AP) — The brothers of a 73-year-old man who died in a California wildfire last year are suing Southern California Edison for wrongful death and negligence. The lawsuit, filed ...

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Cancer-Causing Chemical Taints Water after California Wildfire

Drinking water in Paradise contaminated with benzene     PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The drinking water in Paradise, California, where 85 people died last year in the nation’s worst wildfire in a century, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, ...

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California Regulators Question PG&E’s Vow to Improve Safety

Qualifications of new chief executive and board members questioned     By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators expressed skepticism Monday that Pacific Gas & Electric Corp.’s new leaders have enough professional experience to instill the ...

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California Governor Won’t Block Building in High-Fire Areas

Newsom said he’s never seen a realistic proposal for how to do it     By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A desire to live near nature is embedded in California’s ethos, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday ...

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Shawnee Forest Sees Burning of 10,000 Acres

Prescribed burn to maintain vegetation     CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service for the first time in recent history oversaw the burning of more than 10,000 acres this year in southern Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest. Fire management ...

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Washington Official: Raise Insurance Tax to Help Fight Wildfires

Increase to raise nearly $63M to pay for suppression and prevention     By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — With an increasing number of forest fires scorching portions of Washington each year, the Legislature is considering ...

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Live Fire Dozer Training

Training burns in California     FirePhotoGirl – Region 5 Inter-Agency Dozer Training Burns. Burns are duel purpose, both for training and fuel mitigation. Location in Los Flores area South of Hesperia. www.FirePhotoGirl.com Like • Comment • Share Follow me ...

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California Races to Deter Disaster as Towns Face Fire Risk

More than 2.7 million live in very high fire hazard severity zones     By RYAN SABALOW, PHILLIP REESE and DALE KASLER The Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Impoverished towns in the shadow of Mount Shasta. Rustic Gold Rush ...

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Analysis: Safety Rules Give Homes Better Chance in Wildfires

Landmark 2008 building code made a difference in California     By DALE KASLER and PHILLIP REESE The Sacramento Bee PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The sky was turning orange and the embers were flying from the Camp Fire when Oney ...

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Chief Mountain IHC

Blackfeet Nation     David Burdeau – Chief Mountain Hotshots R-1 wildland firefighters Blackfeet Nation Browning, Montana More about Chief Mountain IHC

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