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January 22, 2021: The precipitation in drought-stricken Central and Northern California is welcome. But forecasters warned that flash flooding is possible in areas that burned last year.
January 19, 2021: Damaging Santa Ana winds are ramping up across California, with gusts above hurricane force (74 mph) expected. Wildfire risks are critical in parts of the state.
January 19, 2021: A red flag warning for high fire risk will remain in place for much of L.A. County until 10 p.m. Tuesday.
January 18, 2021: An unusual combination of weather systems will result in a one-two punch of wind events that will buffet much of California, including the Los Angeles region, which is typically sheltered from the notorious Santa Ana winds that frequently howl across the southern portion of the state. In some extreme circumstances, ...
January 16, 2021: The dry conditions and summerlike temperatures created peak wildfire conditions.
January 15, 2021
January 15, 2021: The fire threat is forecast to grow into next week as the wet season has yet to deliver.
January 13, 2021: A new study blames climate change for worsening pollution and health risks in both urban and rural communities in recent years
January 12, 2021: Wildfire smoke has resulted in as much as half of the soot pollution in parts of the western U.S., according to a study that was published on Tuesday. Researchers determined that more than half of the concentrations of the pollutant in...
December 30, 2020: Impossibly fast and ferocious blazes burned a staggering 4.1m acres, making for an ‘astonishing and horrifying’ yearOn a deadly 24-hour march through the Sierra Nevada in September, the flames of what would become the North Complex fire raced through more than 200,000 acres of dense timber, destroyed a historic ...
December 27, 2020: The quick succession of holidays leaves little time for coronavirus cases to start falling before they spike again, creating surges on top of surges.
December 25, 2020: Evacuations orders have since been lifted after Santa Ana winds brought dangerous gusty and dry conditions to the region.
December 24, 2020: Evacuations were ordered as Santa Ana winds brought dangerously gusty and dry conditions to Southern California.
December 23, 2020: Santa Ana winds are back in Southern California, bringing high temperatures, dry conditions and fire warnings.
December 22, 2020: The state’s fire year made history, testing resources to unprecedented extremes as nine people died and 1m acres burnedKiera Erwin could see the flames. The blaze raging through the Mt Hood national forest had turned the sky orange, the air thick with smoke. It was just after Labor Day and Erwin and her boyfriend,...
December 18, 2020: Smoke from wildfires could be a surprising new route for the spread of microbes, experts believe.
December 18, 2020: Two groups that have supported California's oldest state park since its formation in 1902 have pledged 43,000 to help the ancient redwoods forest in the aftermath of the CZU Lightning Complex fire.
December 14, 2020: A wildfire in Riverside County, California has burned through nearly 2,000 acres Sunday as roughly 130 firefighters work to contain its spread.
December 8, 2020: Almost a month after the Almeda Fire, Jocksana Corona stood atop the ashes of her home of 17 years in Talent, Oregon, a small shovel and tray in hand. She had just returned from the renter’s office, having picked up a proof of loss document confirming that her family’s home had been destroyed by the...
December 7, 2020: Strong, dry winds could cause extreme fire behavior from Sacramento to San Diego on Monday.
December 6, 2020: Officials have issued Red Flag Warnings and Weather Watches for parts of southern and central California as the state’s wildfire threat continues.
December 4, 2020: 2020 has seen a record-breaking wildfire season on the West Coast.
December 4, 2020: For families in these canyons, dodging fire after fire has now become a way of life.
December 3, 2020: Five weeks after the Silverado fire forced nearly 100,000 residents to flee, the Bond fire ignited in Orange County's canyon country.
December 3, 2020: The flames have scorched an area larger than 3,000 football fields overnight.