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SCE equipment sparked fatal Woolsey fire in 2018, says report

LOS ANGELES — A 2018 wildfire that killed three people and destroyed 1,600 homes was sparked by Southern California Edison equipment, according to a report by investigators released this week as the utility said it was looking into whether its power lines may have cause a huge blaze still smoldering Friday south of Los Angeles. A redacted version of the Woolsey fire investigation report obtained by the Ventura County Star concludes Edison equipment associated with an electrical circuit was the c...
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Australia must prepare for future shaped by extreme climate, bushfire royal commission warns

Report into the apocalyptic 2019-20 bushfires says Australia must radically change its approach to fighting fires under new climate conditionsAustralia’s bushfire disaster last summer was just a glimpse of what global heating will deliver to the country in the future, with major changes needed to the way the nation responds, according to the final report of the royal commission.The royal commission has made 80 recommendations, including calls for a more co-ordinated approach and new legislation ...
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Where is power out on second day of strong Santa Ana winds, high fire risk?

Thousands of Southern Californians were without electricity for a second day Tuesday, Oct. 27, as the region’s largest utility turned off power to areas where strong Santa Ana winds were causing high fire risk. Southern California Edison was shutting off power to more than 20,500 customers as of 11 a.m. Each customer is a home or business that may include multiple people. The most affected customers — 11,575 — were in San Bernardino County. Another 4,162 were in Riverside County, 3,363 were in L...
Tags: Weather, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Wind, Orange County, Riverside County, Southern California, Power Outage, Los Angeles County, Edison, Santa Ana, San Bernardino County, Jessie Turner Health and Fitness Community Center


California wildfires: 100,000 told to evacuate as utility says it may have sparked blaze

Wind-fueled fire in Orange county has burned 4,000 acresSouthern California Edison investigates possible electrical faultA power company in southern California says its equipment may have sparked a fast-moving wildfire that has forced evacuation orders for around 100,000 people and seriously injured two firefighters.The Silverado fire sparked early in Orange county on Monday, quickly jumping a highway and exploding to 4,000 acres. The fire had doubled in size within two hours, with strong wind g...
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$142 billion in Southern California housing at high wildfire risk, by this math

A fire line moves across a hill near Irvine Blvd. in the Altair Community during the Silverado Fire in Irvine, CA, on Monday, October 26, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) IRVINE, CA – OCTOBER 26: Johnny Jo packs up his family’s belongings in the Orchard Hills community in Irvine, CA on Monday, October 26, 2020. The area was put under a mandatory evacuation order as the Silverado fire threatened homes. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG) ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Southern California, San Bernardino, Riverside, Linda, Irvine CA, Irvine, El Dorado, Blue Ridge


Southern California’s extreme fire danger weather expected to ease Tuesday

Extremely dry, windy weather that fueled the outbreak of a large Orange County wildfire and put the region on edge watching for other potential blazes is expected to ease by Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures likely will rise through the week, and dry conditions will remain. But the strong gusts of Santa Ana winds that are a key component to what on Monday was considered the most dangerous fire conditions all year are expected to subside. As feared by forecasters, minor isolated showers over the we...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Fire, Los Angeles, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, San Diego, Orange County, Southern California, Santa Ana, El Dorado, San Bernardino County, David Sweet


Strong Santa Ana winds stir up smoke, ash from El Dorado and Bobcat fires

Howling Santa Ana winds descended Monday, Oct. 26, on Southern California, which pushed the Silverado fire in Orange County and led to residents seeing smoke from the El Dorado fire and getting rained on by ash from the Bobcat fire. The gusty winds did not lead to flareups on the two blazes, each of which are currently 95% contained, authorities said Monday morning. The smoke showing from the El Dorado fire is from interior islands of fuel that have not completely burned, according to Lisa Cox, ...
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Is it safe to go outside? Southern California fires, dust, winds torpedo air quality in your area

Between the new Silverado fire in Orange County and the still-burning El Dorado fire in San Bernardino and Riverside counties and Bobcat fire in Los Angeles County, high winds Monday were kicking up enough dust and smoke to make the air quality hazardous in some areas of Southern California. RELATED: 60,000 told to evacuate as Silverado fire quickly swells to 2,000 acres On Sunday, the South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a windblown dust advisory for portions of Orange, Riverside ...
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Where is power out as strong winds hit Southern California?

As fierce winds struck Southern California on Monday, Oct. 26, utility companies turned off power to thousands of customers to reduce the risk that their equipment might start a wildfire. The area’s largest utility, Southern California Edison, had cut power to almost 20,000 of its 5 million customers as of 11:45 a.m., and said it was considering cutting power in areas that serve another 116,000 customers. The majority of customers without power — 16,049 — were in San Bernardino County. Another 1...
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Smoke Exposure or Covid-19? Colorado Governor Says Wildfires Could Mask the Spread of the Virus

Asking whether you could be suffering from smoke exposure or covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, sounds like a horrible joke. However, it is an unfortunate reality in Colorado and other states that are experiencing wildfire hell right now. In response, Colorado officials have one message: Get…Read more...
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Colorado firefighters struggle to control large blazes in drought-stricken state

Cameron Peak fire, the largest on record in the state, has burned 203,634 acres and destroyed more than 50 structuresColorado firefighters were struggling to control several large wildfires, including the state’s largest on record, with smoke badgering some of the most populous areas in the region. Continue reading...
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Trump’s Reversal on California Wildfire Aid Was Just All-Around Weird

Late last week, President Donald Trump denied California a vital relief package to help the state recover from six recent massive wildfires. Hours afterward, he flipped, deciding to award the requested aid after all. My neck is still sore from the whiplash.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration, California wildfires


Affordability trumps wildfire risk for homeowners on West Coast

According to Redfin's latest study, homebuyers are choosing affordable areas with higher wildfire risk as demand and home prices heat up in low-risk areas.
Tags: Climate Change, California, Washington, Oregon, Radio, Wildfires, West Coast, Redfin, Markets & Economy, Select, News Brief, Days On Market, Daryl Fairweather, Median Home Prices


Blaze above PCH in Malibu stopped at 2 acres

MALIBU — A brush fire about 50 feet above Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu burned about two acres Saturday night before firefighters stopped its progress. The fire was reported about 8:25 p.m. in a half-acre of medium fuel in the 18900 block of West Pacific Coast Highway, according to Los Angeles County fire officials. Ground crews and water-dropping helicopters quickly attacked the blaze, fire officials said. Forward progress was reported stopped at 9:10 p.m. PCH was temporarily closed in both d...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, Southern California, Trump, Los Angeles County, PCH, Top Stories LADN, West Pacific Coast Highway, Big Rock Drive, Crime and Public Safety, Topanga Canyon Boulevard Malibu Emergency Services


Brush fire closes PCH in Malibu; growth of blaze stopped at 2 acres

MALIBU — A brush fire about 50 feet above Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu burned about two acres Saturday night before firefighters stopped its progress. The fire was reported about 8:25 p.m. in a half-acre of medium fuel in the 18900 block of West Pacific Coast Highway, according to Los Angeles County fire officials. Ground crews and water-dropping helicopters quickly attacked the blaze, fire officials said. Forward progress was reported stopped at 9:10 p.m. PCH was closed in both directions be...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, Southern California, Trump, Los Angeles County, PCH, Top Stories LADN, West Pacific Coast Highway, Big Rock Drive, Crime and Public Safety, Topanga Canyon Boulevard Malibu Emergency Services


Think a pandemic hurt the economy? Experts warn the ‘big one’ would cost billions

Southern California is already grappling with wildfires and a worldwide pandemic, but a coalition of experts warned this week that a major earthquake could cause massive disruption to the region’s economy unless commercial and apartment buildings are seismically braced. How big a disruption? USC researchers estimate the eight-county region could suffer property damage of $113 billion in a major quake, with additional business-related impacts of $68 billion or more. In a press conference held Wed...
Tags: Business, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Wildfires, Earthquakes, Chamber of Commerce, Usc, Southern California, Northridge, Don, San Bernardino County, Fiona Ma, Imperial Valley


Trump administration denies California relief for 6 wildfires

President Donald Trump’s administration this week rejected California’s request for disaster relief funds aimed at cleaning up the damage from six recent wildfires among the siege of deadly and destructive blazes that have scorched the state. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom formally submitted a letter to the White House on Sept. 28 asking for a major disaster declaration, said Brian Ferguson, with the governor’s Office of Emergency Services. “The state plans to appeal the decision and believes we h...
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Trump Denies California Vital Aid for Wildfire Damage (Updated: He Flipped)

You know those wildfires California has been seeing this year, the record-breaking ones that have killed at least 31 people? Well, the Trump administration is rejecting the state’s request for disaster relief.Read more...
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Trump Denies California Vital Aid for Wildfire Damage

You know those wildfires California has been seeing this year, the record-breaking ones that have killed at least 31 people? Well, the Trump administration is rejecting the state’s request for disaster relief.Read more...
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L.A. Fire Department’s new firefighting robot tested in major Downtown blaze

A fire in a Downtown Los Angeles textile business Tuesday, Oct. 13, became the first real-world trial in the United States of the Thermite RS3, a $278,000 robot recently donated to the city’s fire department. The Los Angeles City Fire Department demonstrates its new Thermite RS3 robotic vehicle in a parking lot adjacent to the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 13, 2020. The LAFD Thermite RS3 is the first robotic firefighting device to be used in the Uni...
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PG&E Is Under Investigation for Starting a Deadly Wildfire—Again

PG&E, the utility that supplies power to 16 million people in northern and central California, is under investigation for starting a deadly fire. Again.Read more...
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Investigators look into possibility Bobcat fire was sparked by vegetation contacting SCE power line

Southern California Edison told regulators Monday, Oct. 12, that investigators were looking into the possibility that the Bobcat fire in the Angeles National Forest may have been caused by vegetation contacting a power line. The fire that began Sept. 6 and scorched over 115,000 acres originated in the area of the Cogswell Dam in the San Gabriel Mountains north of Azusa. Edison officials are “evaluating whether vegetation in the area could have been a factor, including whether vegetation may have...
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Heat wave to bring above-average temperatures to Southern California

A system of cool air blew into Southern California, giving its inhabitants a semblance of autumnal weather this weekend, a respite from the barrage of heat  waves. However, starting Monday, weather experts expect Santa Ana winds to sweep into the region, bringing dry air and high temperatures that may be well above the average levels for early October. The heat wave is forecast to last until Friday, said Samantha Connolly, meteorologist with the National Weather Service San Diego office. The hot...
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Wildfires erupt in Mount Lebanon area after heatwave hits country – video

Firefighters in Lebanon have been battling fierce wildfires across the Mount Lebanon area and along the country’s border with Israel. The Lebanese Civil Defense said rising temperatures and high wind speeds were contributing to the spread of the fires.Lebanon: Beirut fuel tank explodes in building basement, killing four Continue reading...
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Bobcat fire spared historic Mount Wilson telescopes, but it was close

LOS ANGELES — Firefighters tacked spot fires in the Angeles National Forest Friday morning and secured the edges of the Bobcat fire, which was 89% contained after scorching about 115,800 acres. “Single trees may continue to flare up and smoke,” the Angeles National Forest said Thursday. “Please do not call 911; we are aware and are actively patrolling and mopping up.” The Mount Wilson Institute issued a statement Thursday night to celebrate that the observatory had survived the fire, which at on...
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'Total destruction': why fires are tearing across South America

Wildfires, mostly caused by land clearing for cattle grazing and soya production, have set four nations ablazePrimatologist Martin Kowalewski is measuring the scale of the fires raging across Latin America not in satellite images, but in the number of caraya monkeys (black-and-gold howlers) that have succumbed to the flames.“Of the 20 family groups that we used to trace in the wild, each group consisting of seven or eight monkeys, at least five groups were burned alive,” he tells the Guardian. O...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Americas, World news, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Wildfires, Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Amazon Rainforest, South America, Latin America, Bolivia, Corrientes


A continent ablaze: why fires are tearing across South America

In a ‘pattern of total destruction’ wildfires, mostly caused by land clearing for cattle grazing and soya production, are wreaking havoc across four nationsPrimatologist Martin Kowalewski is measuring the scale of the fires raging across Latin America not in satellite images, but in the number of caraya monkeys (black-and-gold howlers) that have succumbed to the flames.“Of the 20 family groups that we used to trace in the wild, each group consisting of seven or eight monkeys, at least five group...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Americas, World news, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Wildfires, Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Amazon Rainforest, South America, Latin America, Bolivia, Corrientes


ClimateCheck calculates climate change risk for homeowners

Launched Wednesday, ClimateCheck takes the guesswork out of climate threats for homeowners by allowing instant access to a property's vulnerability to environmental impacts.
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Mandatory evacuations lifted for Bobcat fire

Mandatory evacuations for the Bobcat fire burning in the Angeles National Forest have been downgraded to warnings, the U.S. Forest Service said. Affected residents should be prepared to evacuate if the fire approaches. Previous evacuation warnings for other areas were canceled. The fire has burned 115,769 acres and was 89% contained as of Tuesday, Oct. 6. The fire started Sept. 6 near the Cogswell Dam and West Fork Day Use area northeast of Mt. Wilson and within the forest. The cause remained un...
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California wildfires spawn first ‘gigafire’ in modern history

August complex fire expanded beyond 1m acres, elevating it from a mere ‘megafire’ to a new classification: ‘gigafire’California’s extraordinary year of wildfires has spawned another new milestone – the first “gigafire”, a blaze spanning 1m acres, in modern history. Related: California fires set bleak record as 4m acres destroyed Continue reading...
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