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Lightning storm, easterly wind: How the wildfires got so bad

It began as a stunning light show on a mid-August weekend — lightning bolts crackling in the skies over Northern and Central California, touching down in grasslands and vineyards. The National Weather Service warned that the dry lightning striking a parched landscape “could lead to new wildfire.” Thousands of bolts ignited hundreds of fires in California and at least one in Oregon, setting the stage for some of the most destructive wildfires the West Coast states have seen in modern times.
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Smoke advisory extended due to Bobcat and El Dorado fires

LOS ANGELES — As the Bobcat and El Dorado fires continued to spew smoke and ash into the air, regulators extended a smoke advisory for another day Tuesday across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The smoke closed the LA Zoo and many coronavirus testing locations. The South Coast Air Quality Management District said air quality would be unhealthy through Wednesday in nearly the entire county, even the coastal areas. RELATED: Containment drops on Bobcat fire as firefighte...
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Scarcity Of Key Material Squeezes Medical Mask Manufacturing

FRESNO (AP) — Rachel Spray is still grieving the loss of her fellow nurse who died after being exposed to the novel coronavirus at Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center. Now, as she stands in front of the gleaming glass and concrete hospital, she says she “dreads going in there” and fears she’ll be next. That’s because like those in many U.S. hospitals, management is rationing supplies, she says, keeping medical-grade masks under lock and key. White House officials say U.S. hospitals have all ...
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Family flees home in the middle of the night

Toby Wait and his family have prepared to flee a number of wildfires that have burned through the rugged and dry mountains of Central California. But none were as ferocious or fast-moving as what the long-time residents of Big Creek faced this week when flames overwhelmed their community, forcing them to flee in the middle of the night and reduced their home to ashes.
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A California family recalled a harrowing escape before their home was swallowed by flames. 'We're nomads'

Toby Wait and his family have prepared to flee a number of wildfires that have burned through the rugged and dry mountains of Central California. But none were as ferocious or fast-moving as what the long-time residents of Big Creek faced this week when flames overwhelmed their community, forcing them to flee in the middle of the night and reduced their home to ashes.
Tags: California, Cnn, Central California, Big Creek, Toby Wait


'We could hear the trees exploding': Deadly swath of wildfires rage in the West; death toll rises to 6

Northern and Central California are again under siege. Washington state sees 'unprecedented' wildfires. Oregon orders evacuations. The latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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'We could hear the trees exploding': Deadly swath of wildfires the size of Connecticut rage in West

Northern and Central California are again under siege. Washington state sees 'unprecedented' wildfires. Oregon orders evacuations. The latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Creek Fire Creating Own Thunderhead Clouds That Are Fueling Its Growth

(CNN) — Heat from California’s Creek Fire is creating dangerous thunderhead clouds rising over 45,000 feet high. The wildfire has already scorched 152,833 acres in its four days of burning through the Sierra National Forest. It’s been generating weather, which is in turn is fueling its growth. Imagery from NOAA’s GOES-17 satellite is showing just how big the Creek Fire thunderhead got. These wildfire-created thunderhead clouds, or pyrocumulonimbus clouds, occur because the fire-heated air rises ...
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'We could hear the trees exploding': Wildfires the size of Connecticut rage in West

Northern and Central California are again under siege. Washington state sees 'unprecedented' wildfires. Oregon orders evacuations. The latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Washington, Oregon, Connecticut, Usa Today, Central California


Smoke, flames alter Western skies as 'unprecedented' wildfires the size of Connecticut burn

Northern and Central California are again under siege. Washington state sees 'unprecedented' wildfires. Oregon orders evacuations. The latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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'Unprecedented' wildfires: Smoke, flames alter Western skies as area size of Connecticut burns

Northern and Central California are again under siege. Washington state sees 'unprecedented' wildfires. Oregon orders evacuations. The latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Washington, Oregon, Connecticut, Usa Today, Central California


15 firefighters injured in California as wind-driven wildfires roar across West

Northern and Central California is again under siege. Washington state sees 'unprecedented' wildfires. Oregon orders evacuations. The latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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'Unprecedented' wildfires burn across West: California firefighters injured, Oregon residents flee flames

Northern and Central California is again under siege. Washington state sees 'unprecedented' wildfires. Oregon orders evacuations. The latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Helicopter Rescues Resume For People Trapped By California Creek Fire

(CNN) — More rescues by helicopter were underway Tuesday morning for Sierra National Forest visitors trapped by the fast-moving Creek Fire in California, a state where numerous wildfires are raging and weather conditions threaten more. At least 13 people were rescued overnight from the forest by helicopter, Army National Guard Col. David Hall told NBC’s “Today” show, and more attempts will happen as the day goes on. “We’ve made multiple attempts the past couple of days trying to get to those rem...
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224 people escape by helicopter from the ‘hellish’ Creek Fire

By Cheri Mossburg and Holly Yan| CNN Hundreds of people narrowly escaped a fast-moving wildfire in Central California when rescue crews airlifted them to safety. At least 224 people were rescued from the Mammoth Pool Reservoir area after the Creek Fire blocked the only road out of the popular recreation site, Madera County Sheriff Tyson Pogue said Sunday. About 20 evacuees had injuries ranging from broken bones to burns. Two people had to be carried on a stretcher, Pogue said. “The situation on...
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Police costs in Southern California: By the numbers

In raw, inflation-adjusted dollars, some Southern California cities more than doubled spending on law enforcement over a recent 16-year period, according to data examined by the Southern California News Group. From 2003 to 2018, spending climbed 185% in Laguna Woods, 127% in Lake Elsinore, 123% in Temecula, 122% in Murrieta and 105% in Coachella. Other big jumps in raw-dollar spending were logged by Laguna Beach (81%), Big Bear Lake (70%), Newport Beach (68%), Glendale (66%), Laguna Niguel (60%)...
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Firefighting woes the result of Sacramento’s poor choices

SACRAMENTO – A few years ago, I blithely drove toward the Humboldt redwood forests across the coastal ranges without checking the morning road updates. Let’s just say that moving along in small metal box with fires raging on both sides of Highway 20 gives one a new appreciation of the perilous work firefighters do to contain such blazes. As another grueling fire season grips California, I understand growing concerns about a widely reported lack of firefighting resources. Although structure fires...
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Foster Farms’ Livingston Facility Ordered To Shut Down After 8 Employee Deaths From Coronavirus

LIVINGSTON (CBS13/AP) – A chicken processing plant in central California has been ordered to shut down after it became the site of one of the largest and most severe COVID-19 outbreaks in the state, health officials said. The order to close the Foster Farms Livingston Facility comes after at least 358 employees have tested positive, and eight employees have died due to the coronavirus, according to a letter statement released to CBS13 from the company. The plant was ordered to shut down on Wedne...
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Incumbent TJ Cox and David Valadao square up for a rematch in California's 21st Congressional District

Rep. David Valadao Rich Pedroncelli/AP Rep. TJ Cox is running in a rematch against Republican David Valadao, who he previously defeated in 2018's midterm elections. California's 21st Congressional District, located in California's San Joaquin Valley, consists of Kings County and pieces of Kern, Tulare, and Fresno counties.The Fresno Bee's editorial board recently endorsed Valado for the seat after Cox had some scandals over his business dealings and unpaid taxes. Each candidate has close to...
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Fate Of Endangered Condors Unknown After Sanctuary Burns In Central California Wildfire

LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST (AP) — A California wildfire has destroyed a sanctuary for the endangered California condor and the fates of several condors, including a chick, remain unknown. A blaze began last Wednesday in Los Padres National Forest northwest of Los Angeles. By Friday, it had destroyed the 80-acre sanctuary in Big Sur that since 1997 has been used to release captive-bred condors into the wild, the San Jose Mercury News reported. The sanctuary lost pens, a research building and othe...
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250,000 acres burning across the Bay Area as state scrambles to find firefighters

Hundreds of wind-driven, lightning-stoked wildfires tore through Northern California on Wednesday, touching every Bay Area county except San Francisco, rousting residents from bed, destroying dozens of homes from the outskirts of Vacaville and threatening thousands more from the Wine Country to the Santa Cruz Mountains to the Carmel Valley. By late Wednesday afternoon, firefighters rushed to protect the historic Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton above Silicon Valley, shut down Interstate 80 as ...
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Inmate Stabbed To Death At Central California Prison

DELANO, Calif. (AP) — An inmate was stabbed to death at a Central California prison, authorities said Monday. Omar Orane, 40, was attacked by another inmate last Thursday morning at Kern Valley State Prison, according to a statement from the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Guards used “chemical agents” to break up the attack, the statement said. Orane was stabbed several times in the upper body with an inmate-made weapon and died at a hospital, authorities said. Orane had bee...
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Parents Of Missing Central California Boy Arrested After Remains Found

MADERA (AP) – The parents of a 2-year-old missing boy were arrested Friday on suspicion of murder, a day after police found the remains of a child believed to be those of the boy in a remote area outside the central California city of Madera, authorities said. Briseida Sran and Sukhjinder Sran were arrested in connection with the death of their son Thaddeus, who was born prematurely and had a feeding tube. He was non-verbal and required special care, the Fresno Bee reported. The couple’s attorne...
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Another California Prisoner Dies From COVID-19 Complications

AVENAL, Calif. (AP) — Another California state prison inmate has died from what appears to be complications of the coronavirus, corrections officials said Monday. The inmate from Avenal State Prison in Central California died Monday at a hospital outside of the facility but no other information was being disclosed, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. There have now been 35 deaths from COVID-19 in California’s prison system, according to state figures. More...
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Another California Prisoner Dies From Coronavirus Complications

AVENAL, Calif. (AP) — Another California state prison inmate has died from what appears to be complications of the coronavirus, corrections officials said Monday. The inmate from Avenal State Prison in Central California died Monday at a hospital outside of the facility but no other information was being disclosed, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. There have now been 35 deaths from COVID-19 in California’s prison system, according to state figures. More...
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Central California Official Resigns After Sharing Confederate Flag Post With ‘Proud To Be White’ Phrase

MADERA (AP) – The president of the Madera County school board resigned after a post on her social media account displayed a Confederate flag and the phrase “I am proud to be white,” drew calls for her to step down. Sara Wilkins, who has been a member of the board for 31 years, released a statement Thursday announcing her resignation, The Fresno Bee reported. “After 47 years of service to the children of my community,” Wilkins wrote, “I have decided to retire and resign my position on the Madera ...
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Preliminary 5.8-Magnitude Quake Hits Near Lone Pine; Shaking Felt All The Way To Central Valley

LONE PINE (CBS13) — A preliminary 5.8-magnitude quake that struck near Lone Pine in Inyo County was felt all the way to Central California on Wednesday. According to the US Geological Survey, the quake hit a little after 10:30 a.m. PST. Good morning! Check out the #ShakeAlert report for a M5.8 quake about 10 miles from Lonepine, CA. Alerts were delivered to wireless devices by @fema WEA and Apps. Did you get one? Please send us a pic! @Cal_OES https://t.co/Jol9nCuOqe pic.twitter.com/bFIjbXL51E ...
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Central California Father Accused Of Routinely Bounding 7-Year-Old Boy

BAKERSFIELD (AP) – Kern County deputies rescued a 7-year-old boy found bound at the wrists and ankles and arrested his father, the Sheriff’s Office said. Neighbors in the Bakersfield area reported seeing the boy bound and hopping until he fell Saturday morning, an official statement said. Deputies found the boy’s wrists and ankles were bound with zip ties, and detectives from the Special Victims Unit were called in. “Through the investigation, it was discovered the juvenile was consistently boun...
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Gunman sought in California deputy shooting killed, 3 officers wounded

LOS ANGELES — A man recently released from jail in Central California was shot and killed at the end of a 36-hour hunt that followed the shooting of a sheriff’s deputy and other attacks that wounded three other law enforcement officers. Mason James Lira, 26, was killed Thursday afternoon after he emerged from a brushy riverbed in Paso Robles where he’d hidden all night, climbed a steep hillside and ran toward a vineyard, authorities said. He had two stolen handguns and investigators found a box ...
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