New Spare The Air Alert Issued For Parts Of North And East Bay SaturdayOfficials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District have issued a Spare the Air Alert for parts of the North and East Bay Saturday due to wildfire smoke.
Oakland Hills Residents Secure Grant To Clear Brush, Reduce Wildfire RiskResidents of an Oakland Hills neighborhood who know the threat of a firestorm all too well have taken on the job of fire prevention themselves.
Cal Fire Crews Stop Forward Progress Of Lake County Vegetation FireCal Fire units on Thursday afternoon responded to a new vegetation fire burning in Lake County, according to officials.
Yosemite National Park To Close Due To Poor Air Quality From Heavy Wildfire SmokeOfficials in Yosemite National Park announced Thursday that the park would shut down to all visitors and vehicular traffic at 5 p.m. due to significant smoke and hazardous air quality from wildfires burning in Southern California.
Smoke From Wildfires Can Worsen COVID-19 Risk, Putting Firefighters In Even More DangerEmerging research suggests that the smoke firefighters breathe on the front lines of wildfires is putting them at greater risk from the coronavirus, with potentially lethal effects.
Study: Number of NorCal Wildfires Increased Since 1984, Climate Change Making Fires WorseA new study from UC Davis found that the number of high-severity wildfires in Northern California have been increasing by 10% each decade since 1984.
'Less Is More' - Reducing Carbon Footprint Takes On New Urgency Amid California WildfiresFor many, recent wildfires and the orange skies above the Bay Area were a wake-up call when it comes to climate change.
Newsom Emphasizes 'Evidence Of Climate Change' During Wildfire UpdateGov. Gavin Newsom emphasized on Wednesday how climate change drives the state's growing wildfire season as he provided updates on California's ongoing struggle with over two dozen major fires.
Massive Plumes Of Carbon Monoxide Drift Over Midwest, East Coast From California WildfiresThe historic wildfire outbreak in Northern California, Oregon and Washington state was generating massive plumes of carbon monoxide that have drifted all the way across the country to Chicago, New York and other cities, according to data collected from NASA satellites.
Kamala Harris, Home in California, Gets a Look at Wildfire DamageTouring wildfire damage Tuesday in her home state, California Sen. Kamala Harris said "ideology should not kick in" when responding to wildfires and the climate crisis, a veiled criticism of President Donald Trump.
North Complex West Zone: Missing Couple Identified As Fire Victims; New Body Recovered; Death Toll Grows To 15The bodies of a missing Berry Creek couple, who told relatives during frantic call as flames roared through their Butte County mountain community that they would try to escape the fire by sheltering in a nearby pond, were identified Monday, tragically ending their family's hopes that they had survived.
Early Fire Season Puts Weary Northern California Firefighters On Front Lines For MonthsWith at least two good months of fire season left, weary firefighters in Northern California are ready for the next fight.
UC Expert Says California Forest Management Alone Can't Prevent 'Wind-Driven' WildfiresTo be clear, UC Berkeley Forestry Specialist, Dr. Bill Stewart, says no amount of forest management would prevent the kinds of fires we’ve seen lately.
Smoky Skies: Unhealthy Air Over Bay Area Prompts 30 Straight Days Of 'Spare The Air' Alerts; People Urged To Stay IndoorsHealth officials warned San Francisco residents to limit their time outdoors early Monday as a layer of extremely unhealthy air generated by smoke from the wildfires burning across California and the West Coast remained draped overhead.
California Wildfires: 2020 Blazes Burn Area Larger Than Connecticut, Cal Fire SaysCalifornia's record-breaking 2020 wildfire season hit another grim milestone on Monday, with officials saying that fires have burned more than 3 million acres so far this year.