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Sandalwood fire in Calimesa is 100% contained

The Sandalwood fire that broke out Thursday, Oct. 10, and churned through more than 1,100 acres in Calimesa is now fully contained. Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire announced on Twitter just after 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, that the blaze was now 100% contained. The deadly blaze that started Thursday when a trash truck dumped its burning load near the 10 Freeway, quickly pushed through the Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park in Calimesa, fanned by the gusting Santa Ana winds. It forced more than 50...
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Could an Electrical Equipment Malfunction Be Behind the Saddleridge Fire?

In Northern California, utility PG&E cut power to hundreds of thousands amidst a wildfire weather threat. Southern California’s main electric utility didn’t, and now it appears its equipment could responsible for sparking last week’s Saddleridge Fire. Read more...
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To Prepare for a Natural Disaster, Call Your Bank

It’s tough enough having to deal with the worst-case scenario Mother Nature can throw at you, whether it’s a hurricane, flood, or wildfire. But hey, when you’re done filling sandbags or packing up to evacuate, make sure all your bills are paid on time, OK?Read more...
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How California’s ‘Demonized’ Winds Shape Wildfire Season

Monday: Santa Ana and Diablo Winds have caused havoc across the state. Also: Updates on wildfires; and a statewide snooze button for students.
Tags: California, Wind, Wildfires, Power Failures and Blackouts, Fires and Firefighters


Turning Off the Lights in California

The state faces enormous challenges to prevent the catastrophic wildfires of recent years.
Tags: Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Wildfires, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Electric Light and Power, Global Warming, Energy and Power, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, California


Most schools, colleges that were closed by Saddleridge fire will reopen Monday

More than two dozen northeast San Fernando Valley schools that were closed last week after the Saddleridge fire saturated the region with smoke and ash will reopen Monday. The Los Angeles Unified School District said all of the schools closed since late Thursday will be back on regular schedule. “All after-school programs will be in session,” school officials said on Twitter. “Outside activities will be limited throughout the week as needed.” Also, Cal State Northridge will also resume full oper...
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As wildfire evacuation orders lift, here are dangers that may linger

Evacuation orders near the Saddleridge fire in Sylmar, Porter Ranch and Granada Hills were lifted late Saturday, and folks began making their way back home. But as folks returned to the area, officials from California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection issued a notice warning residents to keep an eye out for dangers that may linger, even after the fire is completely contained. Do you know what steps to take when returning home after a wildfire? pic.twitter.com/IaXpHD12iV — CAL FIRE Ri...
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Investigators probe report that Saddleridge fire started at Sylmar transmission tower

State and city arson investigators are looking into a Sylmar resident’s report that the Saddleridge fire began under an electrical tower. Roberto Delgado said he saw flames ignite Thursday night at the foot of a transmission tower outside his home. “It started in back of our house,” said Delgado, who has met with investigators from Los Angeles Fire Department and the state. Flames surround the entrance to the Aliso Canyon natural gas facility in Porter Ranch Friday morning during the Saddler...
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When it comes to disasters, Porter Ranch can’t seem to catch a break. But few are in a rush to leave

Zachary Cuarto, 28, was fighting back emotion Saturday morning as he salvaged items from his grandmother’s home that burned in the Saddleridge blaze that spread quickly late Thursday night from Sylmar to Granada Hills and Porter Ranch thanks to extreme Santa Ana winds. The two-story house off Tampa Avenue caught flying embers of the blaze in the early hours of the previous morning, just minutes after Cuarto and his family dropped the hose and evacuated. It’s the only home for blocks with such si...
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When it comes to disasters, Porter Ranch can’t seem to catch a break. But few say they’re in a rush to leave

Zachary Cuarto was fighting back emotion Saturday morning as he salvaged items from his grandmother’s home that burned in the Saddleridge blaze. The fire spread quickly late Thursday night from Sylmar to Granada Hills and Porter Ranch, with help from extreme Santa Ana winds. Flying embers caught the two-story house off Tampa Avenue in the early hours of the previous morning, just minutes after Cuarto and his family dropped the garden hose and evacuated. It’s the only home for blocks with such si...
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Sandalwood fire victim shares ‘heartbreaking’ connection with 1997 fire in same Calimesa neighborhood

Twenty-two years before the Sandalwood fire roared through the Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park, leveling most of the homes and killing two people, another disaster struck the park. A 377-acre fire in June 1997 destroyed nine mobile homes. The stress of the evacuation may have contributed to the death of one resident, the coroner said: 77-year-old Tempest Arvickson. Her husband, Fred, eventually remarried a neighbor, Lois. Fred died himself about a decade ago. And on Thursday, 89-year-old Lois Ar...
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Cool sea breeze replaces harsh Santa Ana winds, as forecasts bode well for efforts to fight Saddleridge and Sandalwood fires

Dry Santa Ana wind gusts that stirred the destructive Saddleridge fire in the San Fernando Valley on Thursday evening had blasted the flames at 60 mph. Earlier that day in Riverside County, milder, but still combative winds aroused a small garbage fire into the Sandalwood fire, pushing flames into a mobile home park, destroying more than 70 homes and killing two people. Though both fires continued to burn into Saturday evening, forecasters expected the winds to relax and humidity to return to th...
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Photos: Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair provides timely reminder to plan ahead for fires and other emergencies

John Gilbert, right, a LAFD, CERT volunteer, shows Adarsh Almalvez and her daughter Lauren, 14, left, how to turn off a standard house gas meter at the CERT Community Emergency Response Team booth during Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair at Northridge Fashion Center in Northridge on Saturday, Oct 12, 2019. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Contributing Photographer) People gaze at a display at the CERT Community Emergency Response Team booth during Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair at Northridge Fashi...
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California Is Trying to Prevent Fires. No One Expected a Smoking Garbage Truck.

Despite extensive precautions, a deadly blaze this week was caused by burning trash dumped on the side of a road, officials said.
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Southern California faces risk of busy wildfire season

Last winter’s heavy rains allowed Southern California’s hills and fields to flourish with fresh growth, but the dried-up post-summer brush has created plenty of wildfire tinder. That means increased potential for more blazes like the Saddleridge fire of recent days. “The grasses die off, add to available fuel and you can have devastating wildfires because of it,” said Capt. Larry Kurtz of the Orange County Fire Authority, While the 2011-2015 drought saw wildfires turning into nearly year-round o...
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SoCal faces risk of busy wildfire season

Last winter’s heavy rains allowed Southern California’s hills and fields to flourish with fresh growth, but the dried-up post-summer brush has created plenty of wildfire tinder. That means increased potential for more blazes like the Saddleridge fire of recent days. “The grasses die off, add to available fuel and you can have devastating wildfires because of it,” said Capt. Larry Kurtz of the Orange County Fire Authority, While the 2011-2015 drought saw wildfires turning into nearly year-round o...
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In a High-Tech State, Blackouts Are a Low-Tech Way to Prevent Fires

One approach is a microgrid — creating a small power source that can keep the lights on in a small area when the main grid isn’t working.
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NSW bushfires: rain not enough to extinguish blazes ahead of rising temperatures

Crews battle to contain fires at Busbys Flat and Drake in state’s north as weather warning loomsFirefighters are still working to contain northern New South Wales bushfires before temperatures rise in coming days.Busbys Flat and Drake fires continued to burn along with several other blazes on Saturday, after a horror week in which an elderly couple died and at least 55 homes were destroyed. Continue reading...
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Evacuations partially lifted in Calimesa for areas affected by Sandalwood fire

Some of the residents who had to flee their Calimesa homes on Thursday as the Sandalwood fire threatened were permitted to return Saturday, officials announced. The Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park, which was most severely damaged by the fire and where two people were found dead, is still not accessible. But the evacuation order for areas north of that park was lifted at 1 p.m. Saturday, according to the Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department. (1/4) #SandalwoodFire As of 1 p.m. October 12th, ...
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As Saddleridge fire burns, LA city attorney warns of penalties for price gouging during local emergency

As firefighters worked to contain the Saddleridge fire in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles’ City Attorney sent a warning Saturday, Oct. 12, that those who raise prices for goods and services related to fire damage could be criminally prosecuted. Price gouging within 30 days of a declaration of a local state of emergency is illegal, L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer said in a statement, and those in violation could face one year in state prison or a fine of up to $10,000. A home burns on Darby ...
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Death toll rises to 2 from Sandalwood fire at Calimesa mobile home park

A second person has been found dead in a Calimesa mobile home part that was overrun by fire this week, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department announced Saturday, Oct. 12. The remains were found Friday evening during the search of a unit in the Calimesa Mobile Home Park. The coroner has not identified the deceased person, sheriff’s officials said in a tweet. They did release the identity of the first person found dead: 89-year-old Lois Arvikson. She was found inside a burned home during the ev...
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Fire, Floods and Power Outages: Our Climate Future Has Arrived

The most urgent imperative now is to turn our fear and frustration into votes.
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‘This Did Not Go Well’: Inside PG&E’s Blackout Control Room

As the utility turned off power to millions of Californians, its website went down and it struggled to communicate with local officials and inform residents.
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This map shows where the Saddleridge fire is burning and which areas are evacuated

This interactive map shows where the Saddleridge fire is burning in the Sylmar and Porter Ranch areas, and also shows the areas under evacuation. A larger version of this map is available. Related Articles Saddleridge fire: Here’s a list of freeways open and closed on Saturday Saddleridge fire updates Six Flags Magic Mountain closed because of fire-related freeway closures Saddleridge fire upe...
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Saddleridge fire: Here’s a list of freeways open and closed on Saturday

The following freeways are now open in , according to Caltrans: — The southbound 14 Freeway — The eastbound 118 Freeway — The northbound 405 Freeway — The northbound and southbound 5 Freeway — The northbound 5 Freeway connector to the northbound 14 Freeway — The eastbound 210 Freeway at the 5 Freeway — The westbound 210 Freeway at the 118 Freeway — The northbound 5 Freeway truck route The following freeways remain closed Saturday morning: — The southbound 5 Freeway truck route — the southbound ...
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Saddleridge fire: Here’s a list of freeways open and shut on Saturday

The following freeways are now open in , according to Caltrans: — the southbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway; — the eastbound Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway; — the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway; — the northbound and southbound Golden State (5) Freeway; — the northbound Golden State Freeway connector to the northbound Antelope Valley Freeway; — the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway at the Golden State Freeway; — the westbound Foothill Freeway at the Ronald Reagan Freeway — the northbound Golde...
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California power shutoffs: when your public utility is owned by private investors

Widescale power shutdown reveals the depth of California’s infrastructure problems amid a growing climate crisisWhen the United States’ largest investor-owned utility, Pacific Gas and Electric, shut down power to millions of Californians this week, nearly no one was ready. Not governments. Not businesses. And certainly not the general public.As parts of the state went dark, the California governor Gavin Newsom told reporters he was “outraged because it didn’t have to happen”. Continue reading...
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How to help Southern California wildfire victims

SoCal Fires Disaster Relief The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation and American Red Cross are accepting donations that will help “provide tools, equipment and immediate disaster relief resources for responders and the thousands displaced or affected” by this week’s wildfires in Los Angeles and Riverside counties, according to the foundation’s website. Go to the foundation’s website at supportlafd.org or directly to the donation form at supportlafd.kindful.com/?campaign=1039312, or call 310-5...
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California wildfires: 100,000 evacuated in the south as power returns to north – as it happened

Firefighters battle blazes in Los Angeles area while utility begins restoring power to some northern communitiesCalifornia wildfire spreads as fears mount over further power shutoffs 2.22am BST We’re ending our live coverage for the day. Here’s a recap of what happened and where things stand: Related: California wildfire spreads as fears mount over further power shutoffs 1.23am BST A juvenile prison located directly next to the massive Saddleridge fire took more than five hours to ev...
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Gov. Newsom declares state of emergency in Riverside and Los Angeles counties

Wildfires raging in Los Angeles and Riverside counties, including the fire in Sylmar and the Sandalwood fire in Calimesa, prompted Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday to issue an emergency proclamation for those two counties. The Saddleridge, Eagle, Reche, Wolf and Sandalwood fires have forced thousands of residential evacuations and caused the destruction of several structures. Earlier Friday, Newsom announced that California received a Fire Management Assistance Grant from the Federal Emergency Mana...
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