California Begins Preparations For Wildfire Season Amid The Ongoing Coronavoirus OutbreakWildfire Preparedness Week started Monday, but this year getting ready for the annual challenge of battling large blazes takes on a whole new meaning as crews across the state face a combination higher fire danger and the COVID-19 outbreak.
As Climate Warms, Expect More Blackouts to Forestall WildfiresExpect more preventative power blackouts in California as the climate gets hotter and drier and the wildfire season gets nastier and longer, scientists say.
Mill Valley Homeowners Push Back Against New Fire-Prevention OrdinanceThe Mill Valley city council just passed an ordinance requiring homeowners to take more measures to protect their homes against fire. This time, though, not everybody is on board with the plan.
Weather Pattern Foreshadows 'Very Active' Northern California Fire SeasonAfter some relatively quiet summer months Northern California is creeping into August, and several months that could bring very warm weather on top of a significant fuel load for potential wildfires.
Hundreds Of Permits Required For Planned Santa Cruz Mountains Fire BreakPlans to create a massive fire break along Highway 17 running from Summit Road north to Los Gatos have run into red tape.
Cal Fire, San Jose Crews At Scene Of 30-Acre Coyote FireFire crews from Cal Fire and the San Jose Fire Department are at the scene of a brush fire near northbound Highway 101 at Coyote Creek Drive that has grown to 30 acres, according to authorities.
Sonoma County Launches Surprise Fire Safety Inspection Of PropertiesJune has arrived, and for homeowners across the Bay Area, fire inspection season has come with it. That is the case for property owners in unincorporated Sonoma County, where after months of notices and warnings, fire safety inspections are now officially underway.
Sonoma County Launches Surprise Fire Safety Inspection Of PropertiesJune has arrived and, for homeowners across the North Bay, fire inspection season has come with it.
East Bay Homeowners Face Deadline To Clear Dead Vegetation Before Fire SeasonIn the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, residents are required to clear out overgrown vegetation and dead trees by May 31.
Drought-Free After Wet Winter, California Still Braces For Difficult Fire SeasonEven with the state's drought declared over, Cal Fire is bracing for a worse-than-average fire season this summer.
Climate Science Blames California's Explosive Fire Season On Hotter NightsClimate scientists may have a clue as to why fire season is off to such an explosive start.