UPDATE: Moratoriums on Canceling Fire Insurance for California Residents Only a Temporary FixFor three years in a row California's insurance commissioner has ordered temporary moratoriums following major fires to stop insurance companies from cancelling or not renewing policies.
Improving Weather Conditions Allow Crews to Increase Containment of Fawn Fire to 35 %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.
Update: Fawn Fire Near Redding Grows To 7,500 Acres Overnight; Firefighters Look To Cooler WeatherThe Fawn Fire burning north of Redding grew to more than 7,500 acres overnight, as firefighters look to cooler weather in the coming days to help in their efforts, officials said Saturday morning.
Air Quality Advisory Extended Through Monday Due To Wildfire SmokeDue to smoke from ongoing wildfires, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has extended an air quality advisory through the weekend and into Monday.
California Orders More Insurance Options for Homeowners in Wildfire-Risk AreasCalifornia insurance commissioner Ricardo Lara has ordered the state’s “insurer of last resort” to offer more comprehensive coverage for homeowners who can’t buy private insurance because they live in areas threatened by wildfires.
KNP Complex Fire: Sequoia National Park's Giant Forest UnscathedThe ancient massive trees of Sequoia National Park’s famed Giant Forest were unscathed Tuesday even though a wildfire has been burning near them on the western side of California’s Sierra Nevada for nearly two weeks.
CA Insurance Commissioner: 325,000 Residents Near Recent Wildfires Won't Lose InsuranceHomeowners and renters in 22 Northern California counties are guaranteed not to lose their property insurance policies over the next year after the state announced a moratorium on Monday for people who live near recent wildfires.
Firefighters Work to Save Giant Sequoias From Advancing KNP Complex FireTwo lightning-sparked wildfires in California merged and made a run to the edge of a grove of ancient sequoias, momentarily driving away firefighters as they try to protect the world’s tallest tree by wrapping its base in protective foil.
Scientists Question Future Of Lake Tahoe Clarity As Wildfires WorsenScientists say it’s too soon to draw conclusions about the lasting damage that record-setting wildfires will have on Lake Tahoe. But they’re not wasting time.
Giant Trees At Sequoia National Park Face Increasing Threat As Fires GrowFire crews moved to ramp up the battle Wednesday against two expanding forest fires threatening Sequoia National Park’s giant sequoia trees and infrastructure.
Closures Lifted Early For Most National Forests In CaliforniaThe U.S. Forest Service has allowed a regional closure order to end early for most national forests in California, due to decreasing fire danger.
Dixie Fire Update: Weather Continues to Help Effort to Contain Massive WildfireAs the still growing Dixie Fire continued to creep towards the 1 million acre mark Saturday, Cal Fire crews tried to take advantage of improving weather conditions to increase containment.
Dixie Fire Update: Wind-Whipped Flames Make 13-Mile Run Though Old Station; Firefighters Challenged By 50-Foot FlamesWhile rain showers tamed the massive Dixie Fire along its southeastern edge, the erratic winds kicked up by the thundershowers whipped up a six-mile wide swath of the blaze north of Lassen Volcanic National Park, fueling a 13-mile run by a massive wall of flames.
Dixie Fire Update: New Evacuation Orders Issued in Lassen County as Firefight IntensifiesCal Fire announced new evacuation orders in Lassen County early Thursday evening as the massive Dixie Fire continued to rip through the forests of Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Fire Weather Watch Issued for North and East Bay Starting ThursdayThe Bay Area office of the National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for parts of the North and East Bay starting early Thursday evening.