Tag Archives: California

2018 California Death Toll Rises

Man burned in Paradise fire succumbs to injuries     By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who had been hospitalized since the deadliest wildfire in California history incinerated a town in November has died, ...

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California Maker of Fire Protection Spray Sued for $5M

Lawsuit alleges product in corrosive and toxic     SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A $5 million lawsuit has been filed against a Los Angeles County company that sells a product it contends helps protect homes from wildfires. The Santa ...

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Multiple Fires Scorch Brush Northeast of San Francisco

Fires burned nearly 700 acres     CLAYTON, Calif. (AP) — Crews using water-dropping aircraft are making progress against multiple wildfires that joined and scorched nearly 700 acres of dry brush in Northern California. Cal Fire Assistant Chief Michael Borrelli ...

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Study: Firefighters Had Increased Chemicals in Systems after Tubbs Fire

SFFD Fire Chief Jeanine Nicholson said testing was also done after the Camp Fire Pete Suratos and Mark Matthews, NBC Bay Area SAN FRANCISCO (NBC Bay Area) – A new study released Tuesday details the health impacts on firefighters who ...

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List of Missing in California’s Deadliest Wildfire Down to One

The list initially went well over 1,000     PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Only one person remains listed as missing from the deadliest wildfire in California history after deputies found an Oroville woman. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said Friday ...

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USFA: California On-Duty Death

CAL FIRE firefighter suffered a medical emergency during a training hike     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Yaroslav Katkov, 29, of CAL FIRE, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection on July ...

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California Governor Defends Wildfire Efforts, Jabs at Feds

Newsom criticized the federal government for not doing enough     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press COLFAX, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom defended California’s wildfire prevention efforts Wednesday while criticizing the federal government for not doing enough to help ...

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CAL FIRE Firefighter Dies After Training Hike

Young firefighter suffered a medical emergency during training     FOX 5 San Diego DE LUZ, Calif. (FOX 5 San Diego) – A Cal Fire firefighter died Monday after suffering a serious medical emergency while on a training hike with ...

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Southern California Wildfire Burns One Home

Homeowner criticizes firefighting efforts     CHINO HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Aircraft are dropping water and retardant on a wildfire that has burned at least one home in Southern California. Scott Mclean with the state’s Department of Forestry and Fire ...

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Judge Gives California Time to Consider PG&E Takeover Bids

Utility filed for bankruptcy after wildfires     By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge agreed Wednesday to give California officials two weeks to sort out competing proposals to seize control of Pacific Gas & ...

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