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Moving Beyond America’s War On Wildfire: 4 Ways To Avoid Future Megafires

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It first appeared at The Conversation. Californians have been concerned about wildfires for a long time, but the past two years have left many of them fearful and questioning whether any solutions to the fire crisis truly exist. The Dixie Fire in the Sierra Nevada burned nearly 1 million acres in 2021, including almost the entire community of Greenville. Then strong winds near Lake Tahoe sent the Caldor Fire r...
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Winds, Rain, Snow Across Nevada as Colder 2nd Storm Looms

Wet weather swept into Nevada early Friday bringing pre-dawn rain and gusty winds that contributed to slippery roads and crashes in Las Vegas and snow flurries in the Sierra Nevada range.
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Snowflakes Fall On Caldor Fire Burn Scar As Wet Weather Moves Through NorCal

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A criminology professor was charged with setting part of the Sierra Nevada forest on fire

Arson is a major concern in California, where massive wildfires have raged. Cal Fire has arrested 103 people on arson charges so far this year.
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Northern California Fires May Have Killed Hundreds Of Giant Sequoias

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Northern California wildfires may have killed hundreds of giant sequoias as they swept through groves of the majestic monarchs in the Sierra Nevada, an official said Wednesday. “It’s heartbreaking,” said Christy Brigham, head of resource management and science for Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. The lightning-caused KNP Complex that erupted on September 9 has burned into 15 giant sequoia groves in the park, Brigham said. Most saw low to medium-intensity fire behavior ...
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California has lost 44 giant sequoias in Windy Fire. Now comes a 'Hail Mary' to save others.

The Windy Fire in California's Sierra Nevada has killed 44 giant sequoias, according to early surveys. The fire was 68% contained Monday morning.       [Author: Visalia Times-Delta]
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Wildfires threatening California’s sequoias continue to grow

THREE RIVERS — California firefighters battled fast-growing forest fires threatening giant sequoias and small communities in the Sierra Nevada on Monday and worked to fully surround a suspected arson wildfire that destroyed homes last week. More than 2,000 firefighters were on the lines of the Windy Fire burning on the Tule River Indian Reservation and in Sequoia National Forest, including Giant Sequoia National Monument. The fire had scorched more than 133 square miles (344 square kilometers) a...
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Unprecedented drought, heat mark start of fire season for Southern California

So far this year, Southern California has been spared the massive wildfires devastating swaths of Northern California, but the region’s days of reckoning are approaching. “The wildfire season really comes to a head in Southern California in October,” said Dan Cayan, a climate researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. “A lot of other areas in California are more summer-centric.” The severity of the region’s drought, Santa Ana winds, and the likelihood of a La Nina system that could limit...
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Fawn Fire Grows To 8,537 Acres, 35% Containment

REDDING (AP/CBS13) — Firefighters are gaining the upper hand on a forest fire that displaced thousands of people near Shasta Lake in Northern California. Lighter winds and cooler weather is slowing the Fawn Fire as it moves toward the shores of the lake and away from populated areas north of the city of Redding. The fire at point threatened 9,000 buildings but the number dropped to about 2,000 on Sunday. It is currently 8,537 acres and containment is up to 35 percent. The fire, believed to be st...
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Damage Assessment Teams Check Fawn Fire Destruction In Shasta County

REDDING, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Damage assessment teams went out Saturday to determine how many buildings have burned in the Fawn Fire, which has displaced thousands of residents in Northern California’s Shasta County. Firefighters working in steep, drought-stricken terrain hope calmer weather over the next few days will help as they battle the forest fire north of the city of Redding. “We’ve gotten fortunate in the last day or so,” fire spokesman Scott Ross said. “The winds have kind of lessened...
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Fawn Fire Grows To 7,544 Acres, 10% Containment

REDDING (AP/CBS13) — The latest on the Fawn Fire burning in Shasta County: The fire grew overnight to 7,544 acres and remained at 10 percent containment. Damage assessment teams went out Saturday to determine how many buildings have burned. Officials say initial assessments found that at least 100 homes and other structures had been lost, but that number was likely to change as teams go street by street Saturday. Previous day’s updates: 10 p.m. The Fawn Fire growth continued through Friday night...
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Fawn Fire Grows To 6,820 Acres, 10% Containment

REDDING (AP/CBS13) — The latest on the Fawn Fire burning in Shasta County: 10 p.m. The Fawn Fire growth continued through Friday night, with the burned acreage now reported at 6,820 acres while containment remained at 10%. At least 100 structures have been destoryed 1:09 p.m. An additional 1,500 people have been evacuated in Shasta County, bringing the total number of evacuees to 4,000. More than 9,000 structures are threatened by the fire. So far, 25 structures have been destroyed. Wind-driven ...
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Firefighters hope cooling temps help battle California blaze

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters hope shifting winds and cooling temperatures over the next few days will aid their efforts to battle a destructive wildfire in a drought-stricken forest in California’s far north that has displaced thousands of people and burned at least 100 structures. Authorities have arrested a 30-year-old woman on suspicion of starting the Fawn Fire in the Mountain Gate area north of the city of Redding. The blaze covered more than 10 square miles (27 square kilometers) an...
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PG&E Charged In Zogg Wildfire Last Year That Killed 4

REDDING, Calif. (CBS13/AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric was charged Friday with manslaughter and other crimes after its equipment sparked a Zogg Fire last year that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes, prosecutors said. It is the latest action against the nation’s largest utility, which pleaded guilty last year to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter in a 2018 blaze ignited by its long-neglected electrical grid that nearly destroyed the town of Paradise and became the deadliest U.S...
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PG&E charged with manslaughter after equipment sparked deadly California wildfire in 2020

A house burns on Platina Road during the Zogg Fire near Ono, California, in 2020. AP Photo/Ethan Swope, File Pacific Gas and Electric was charged on Friday with manslaughter and other crimes. It follows a 2020 Northern California blaze started by alleged neglected equipment, AP reported. Four people were killed and hundreds of homes were destroyed. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Pacific Gas and Electric was charged on Friday with manslaughter and other crimes following a N...
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Fresh California wildfire prompts evacuations as forest blazes grow

Fawn fire scorches more than 8.5 sq miles amid hot, dry and gusty conditions as smoke from forest raises air quality concernsA fresh wildfire in northern California spread rapidly on Thursday, burning homes and prompting evacuation orders in a rural community in Shasta county.Meanwhile, two big forest blazes in the heart of California’s giant sequoia country on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada continued to grow. Smoke from those fires raised air quality concerns for the southern end of the...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, World news, US news, Wildfires, Central Valley, Sierra Nevada, Shasta County, Climate crisis in the American west


Fawn Fire Grows To 5,850 Acres, 10% Containment

REDDING (AP/CBS13) — The latest on the Fawn Fire burning in Shasta County: 7:04 a.m. Daylight has given firefighting crews a new look at the Fawn Fire, which has grown by over 300 acres overnight and now sits at 5,850 acres. Containment has grown from 5% to 10%. Active fire burning along Radcliffe Rd near Mountain Gate 12 miles north of Redding @GoodDaySac @CBSSacramento @allyaredas @kncitom @at_clausen @GoodDayTraffic @CBSNews #FawnFire #CaliforniaWildfires pic.twitter.com/xxhCieq41J — DG (@Ca...
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Fawn Fire Destroys More Homes As Evacuations Remain In Shasta County; Arson Suspect Arrested

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New Wildfire Prompts Evacuations In Shasta County; Arson Suspect Arrested

REDDING (AP/CBS13) – Evacuations were ordered Thursday in a far Northern California community as a new wildfire spread, authorities said. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office issued a mandatory evacuation order because of the Fawn Fire burning in the unincorporated Mountain Gate area north of the city of Redding at the far north end of the Central Valley. Residents were told to temporarily gather in a parking lot at Shasta College in Redding. The number of residents affected was not immediately kn...
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Sequoia National Park's Giant Forest Unscathed by Wildfire

The ancient massive trees of Sequoia National Park’s famed Giant Forest are unscathed even though a wildfire has been burning near them in California’s Sierra Nevada for nearly two weeks.
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‘The Four Guardsmen’: Famous giant trees unharmed by Sequoia National Park fire

THREE RIVERS — Four famous giant sequoias were not harmed by a wildfire that reached the edge of Giant Forest in California’s Sequoia National Park, authorities said. The Four Guardsmen, a group of trees that form a natural entryway on the road to the forest, were successfully protected from the KNP Complex fire by the removal of nearby vegetation and by wrapping fire-resistant material around the bases of the trees, the firefighting management team said in a statement Sunday. The KNP Complex be...
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4 Famous Giant Trees Unharmed By Sequoia National Park Fire

THREE RIVERS (AP) — Four famous giant sequoias were not harmed by a wildfire that reached the edge of Giant Forest in California’s Sequoia National Park, authorities said. The Four Guardsmen, a group of trees that form a natural entryway on the road to the forest, were successfully protected from the KNP Complex fire by the removal of nearby vegetation and by wrapping fire-resistant material around the bases of the trees, the firefighting management team said in a statement Sunday. The KNP Compl...
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California wildfires reach edge of sequoia grove containing world’s largest tree

Firefighters were temporarily driven away as two blazes merged and made a run to the edge of the Giant Forest in Sequoia national park Two lightning-sparked wildfires in California have merged and made a run to the edge of a grove of ancient sequoias, briefly driving away firefighters as they tried to protect the world’s largest tree by wrapping its base in protective foil.A shift in the weather fanned flames in the Sequoia national park in the Sierra Nevada on Friday, the National Park Service ...
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California’s Famed Giant Sequoias Wrapped In Aluminum As Wildfire Nears

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California’s Famed Giant Sequoias Wrapped In Aluminum As Wildfire Nears

THREE RIVERS (AP) – Firefighters have wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as part of an effort to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada. The colossal General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest, some other sequoias, the Giant Forest Museum and other buildings were wrapped for protection against the possibility of intense flames, fire spokeswoman Rebecca Paterson said. T...
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World’s largest tree wrapped in fire-resistant blanket as California blaze creeps closer

Efforts underway to protect General Sherman and other giant trees from wildfires threatening Sequoia national parkFirefighters have wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as they tried to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada.The colossal General Sherman tree in Sequoia national park’s giant forest, some of the other sequoias, the Giant Forest Museum and other buildings were wrapped as pro...
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California Wildfires Threaten Famous Giant Sequoia Trees

Forest fires are threatening groves of gigantic sequoias in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains that are home to some of the world’s largest trees.
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Future Of Lake Tahoe’s Clarity In Question As Wildfires Worsen

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP/CBS13) — When a wildfire crested the mountains near North America’s largest alpine lake, embers and ash that zipped across a smoky sky pierced Lake Tahoe’s clear blue waters. The evacuation order for thousands to flee their homes has been lifted, but those who returned have found black stripes of ash building up on the shoreline – a reminder that success fighting the Caldor Fire won’t insulate the resort region on the California-Nevada line from effects that outlast wildfire...
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Sequoia National Park’s Giant Trees Still Threatened As 2 Wildfires Grow


SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK (AP) – More firefighting resources were being brought in Thursday to battle two forest fires that have shut down California’s Sequoia National Park and threaten its ancient trees. A national interagency management team “equipped to handle the largest and highest-complexity emergency situations” was scheduled to take command of the firefighting effort, according to a statement from Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. The Colony and Paradise fires named for the areas whe...
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World’s Largest Trees Threatened By Pair Of Wildfires In Central California

(CNN/CBS13) — A pair of wildfires burning in California’s parched Sierra Nevada mountains have forced the closure of much of Sequoia National Park — including its most treasured areas, home to some of the largest trees on Earth. While firefighters are “aggressively attacking” the fires to help suppress them, the blazes have the potential to affect the park’s infrastructure and resources, the park’s website said. Giant sequoias — which can reach heights of 300 feet — have already been hit hard by...
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