Tag Archives: California

A Look Back: Woolsey Fire Rescue

A look back at a wildfire rescue     The video was recorded Nov. 9 as LAFD Air Operations pilots David Nordquist and Joel Smith battled the Woolsey Fire, which was raging through the Santa Monica Mountains toward Malibu. Video: ...

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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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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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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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Paradise Survivors One Year Later

Residents return and rebuild after deadliest wildfire     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — There was “no way in hell” Victoria Sinclaire was rebuilding in Paradise. She’d thought she was going to die during the six ...

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Facing Flames and Risks to Photograph California Wildfires

AP photographers face risks capturing firefighting efforts     By MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ Associated Press SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — It’s ironic, but momentarily forgetting some of my safety gear ended up saving my life. It happened as I drove ...

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Southern California Wildfire Evacuations Lifted

Firefighters have contained 70% of the blaze     By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities lifted all evacuation orders as firefighters made progress Sunday on a large blaze that sent thousands fleeing homes and farms northwest ...

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Winds Make Fighting the Maria Fire a Pitched Battle

Fire has burned 15 square miles     By JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews fought a pitched battle against the last remaining large wildfire in Southern California as the stubborn flames threatened nearly 2,000 homes and ...

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