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Clendaniel: How California and Western states should shift their fire prevention strategy

Clendaniel: How California and Western states should shift their fire prevention strategy

The latest Southern California wildfires, which have destroyed 790 structures, burned 175,000 acres and displaced 90,000 from their homes, demand a major shift in fire prevention strategy
Map: Here is where the Thomas fire is burning in Southern California

Map: Here is where the Thomas fire is burning in Southern California

You can follow where the fire is burning with this map.
Lions, tiger, bear, other exotic wildlife protected by Bay Area firefighters in massive Creek Fire

Lions, tiger, bear, other exotic wildlife protected by Bay Area firefighters in massive Creek Fire

Contra Costa firefighters had a unique assignment when dispatched to the Creek Fire -- protect exotic animals housed at the Wildlife Waystation, an animal sanctuary with more than 400 animals.
Officials: L.A. Fire Caused by Homeless People Cooking near 405 Freeway

Officials: L.A. Fire Caused by Homeless People Cooking near 405 Freeway

Officials said Tuesday afternoon that the Skirball fire was likely caused by homeless people cooking in an encampment near the 405 Freeway, which was shut down by the blaze last Wednesday.
Crews struggle to keep flames from California neighborhoods

Crews struggle to keep flames from California neighborhoods

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked a wildfire last week that destroyed six homes in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday, while the
Quakes and Fires? It’s the Cost of Living That Californians Can’t Stomach

Quakes and Fires? It’s the Cost of Living That Californians Can’t Stomach

Russel Lee has been living out of an R.V. since he lost his home in the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, Calif.
Los Angeles Fire Started in Homeless Encampment, Officials Say

Los Angeles Fire Started in Homeless Encampment, Officials Say

The Skirball Fire, in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, destroyed six homes and damaged about a dozen more.
Quakes and Fires? It’s the Cost of Living That Californians Can’t Stomach

Quakes and Fires? It’s the Cost of Living That Californians Can’t Stomach

Russel Lee has been living out of an R.V. since he lost his home in the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, Calif.
Quakes and Fires? It’s the Cost of Living That Californians Can’t Stomach

Quakes and Fires? It’s the Cost of Living That Californians Can’t Stomach

Russel Lee has been living out of an R.V. since he lost his home in the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa, Calif.
Officials Say a Homeless Encampment Started One of California’s Massive Wildfires

Officials Say a Homeless Encampment Started One of California’s Massive Wildfires

Arson investigators determined that the Bel Air fire near the world-famous Getty museum was started by an illegal fire at a camp near a freeway underpass
Cause of Skirball fire was ‘illegal cooking’ in homeless camp, LAFD says

Cause of Skirball fire was ‘illegal cooking’ in homeless camp, LAFD says

An illegal cooking fire at a homeless encampment was determined to be the cause of the Skirball fire, which began last week, authorities said on Tuesday.
In fire-ravaged Coffey Park, Christmas spirit brightens the darkness

In fire-ravaged Coffey Park, Christmas spirit brightens the darkness

For a community devastated by some of the worst wildfires in California history, the unexpected holiday spirit here is adding a bit of brightness to the overwhelming loss.
Wildfire that scorched Bel Air started in homeless camp – and residents fear backlash

Wildfire that scorched Bel Air started in homeless camp – and residents fear backlash

The Skirball blaze began life as a cooking fire under a freeway, but assigning blame is complicated given the harsh conditions of LA’s homeless encampmentsSign up to our monthly Outside in America
House and Senate tax bills treat California disaster victims unequally

House and Senate tax bills treat California disaster victims unequally

If the House Republican tax bill became law, victims of hurricanes in Texas and Florida who've yet to account for all their losses could deduct them on their 2018 taxes. Not so for victims of the
More Victims of the California Wildfires: Avocados and Lemons

More Victims of the California Wildfires: Avocados and Lemons

The Brokaw Ranch in Ventura County, Calif., lost 80 percent of its avocado crop in a wildfire.
More Victims of the California Wildfires: Avocados and Lemons

More Victims of the California Wildfires: Avocados and Lemons

The Brokaw Ranch in Ventura County, Calif., lost 80 percent of its avocado crop in a wildfire.
Firefighters wary despite gains against Southern California fires

Firefighters wary despite gains against Southern California fires

Southern California firefighters contained part of the fifth-largest fire in the state's history but warned coastal communities Wednesday that they're still at risk if unpredictable winds whip up
From ‘for sale’ to burned lots: Inside Santa Rosa’s ongoing struggle

From ‘for sale’ to burned lots: Inside Santa Rosa’s ongoing struggle

Prices are soaring, available houses are few and far between, and homeowners are starting to put burned lots up for sale. Santa Rosa real estate agent Karen Maxwell gives an inside look at how the
How Global Warming Fueled Five Extreme Weather Events

How Global Warming Fueled Five Extreme Weather Events

A wildfire in Azusa, Calif., in 2016. New research has analyzed 27 extreme weather events from that year for links to climate change.