california wildfires

1,000+ American Brewers Brew Special Beer to Raise Funds for Camp Fire Recovery

1,000+ American Brewers Brew Special Beer to Raise Funds for Camp Fire Recovery

The devastating Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, killing at least 88, with 196 still missing, according to the most recent figures reported by USA Today Thursday. And life isn’t getting any easier for the survivors. Heavy downpours Thursday damaged the tents and possessions and threatened the health of […]

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    California Wildfires: Thomas Fire Could Become Largest in State History

    California Wildfires: Thomas Fire Could Become Largest in State History

    More than 8,400 firefighters are battling the Thomas Fire raging in Southern California’s Pacific coast. The massive blaze, which charred 270,000 acres, destroyed 1,024 structures and took the life of 32-year-old Cal Fire engineer Cory Iverson, is officially the third largest wildfire in state history. Notably, the Thomas Fire—now 45 percent contained—could potentially take the […]

    Everyday Heroes and Thousands of Firefighters Step Up to SoCal Wildfires

    Everyday Heroes and Thousands of Firefighters Step Up to SoCal Wildfires

    As six large wildfires and several smaller fires burn across Southern California, firefighters, first responders and everyday Americans are stepping up—and risking their lives—to rescue fellow citizens, homes, buildings and animals from the blazes. About 5,700 firefighters are battling the region’s brushfires around the clock in intense heat and grueling conditions. Some come from nearby […]

    A Mix of Unusual Forces Is Fueling Southern California’s Fires

    A Mix of Unusual Forces Is Fueling Southern California’s Fires

    California is reeling from an especially bad year of wildfires, from the wine country fires in the North during October to the out-of-control flames currently raging across the South. In fact, the Golden State has been experiencing a higher frequency of intense wildfires in recent years, with 13 of the largest 20 wildfires in state […]

    ‘The Fire Is Still Out of Control’: Fast-Moving Wildfire Burns in Southern California

    ‘The Fire Is Still Out of Control’: Fast-Moving Wildfire Burns in Southern California

    California is burning again. A massive wildfire fueled by powerful Santa Ana winds has spread some 31,000 acres in Southern California, destroying 150 structures and forcing 27,000 people to evacuate. The outbreak comes not long after October’s string of devastating wildfires in Northern California that killed 44 people—the deadliest in state history. The Thomas Fire […]

    Losses From California Wildfires Top $1 Billion, Expected to Rise ‘Dramatically’

    Losses From California Wildfires Top $1 Billion, Expected to Rise ‘Dramatically’

    Insured losses from fires in Northern California have topped $1 billion and are expected to rise “dramatically,” state insurance officials announced Thursday. The state estimates that the fires have now torched 8,400 buildings and left 42 dead, making these fires the deadliest in the state’s history. Fighting wildfire is now costing the U.S. billions of […]

    31 Killed in Deadliest Week for Wildfires in California History

    31 Killed in Deadliest Week for Wildfires in California History

    Firefighters continue to battle against 17 wildfires that have burned more than 220,000 acres in California, Cal Fire announced in a Friday update. The death toll from the Northern California blazes has risen to 31, the deadliest week for wildfires in the state’s history. “We had series of statewide fires in 2003, 2007, 2008 that […]

    California Wildfires: Death Toll Rises to 23, ‘Worst Air Quality Ever Recorded’ in Bay Area

    California Wildfires: Death Toll Rises to 23, ‘Worst Air Quality Ever Recorded’ in Bay Area

    Firefighters continue to battle the unprecedented wildfires ravaging Northern California. As of Wednesday, the fast-moving blazes—aided by high winds and low humidity—have burned nearly 170,000 acres and destroyed at least 3,500 homes and commercial structures since the outbreak started Sunday. The confirmed death toll has risen to 23, with 285 reported missing. Thousands have been […]