Fires

In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, smoke from the Maria Fire billows above Santa Paula, Calif.
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November 30, 2019 - 9:05 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest utility said Friday that its distribution lines haven’t sparked any major wildfires since it began shutting off power to Northern California customers during periods of high fire risk. However, Pacific Gas & Electric is not ruling out the...
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Koala rescued in Australia
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CBS News
November 26, 2019 - 7:34 am
A story that began with a selfless act and a singular story of survival from the devastating brushfires raging in Australia has ended on a sad note. A woman's dash into the flames to rescue a koala caught in the inferno came too late to save the animal's life. On Tuesday the Koala Hospital in Port...
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November 20, 2019 - 8:43 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pacific Gas & Electric Co. utility began shutting off electricity Wednesday to 375,000 people in Northern and central California to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires as the region faced a new bout of windy and warm weather that creates extreme fire danger...
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November 13, 2019 - 3:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California Edison has agreed to pay $360 million to local governments to settle lawsuits over deadly wildfires sparked by its equipment during the last two years, including one blamed for a mudslide that killed more than 20 people, the utility and attorneys announced...
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November 01, 2019 - 11:04 am
With the string of fires, the Los Angeles Fire Department has had to deal with over the last month they're looking to replenish equipment needs for crews on the front lines. Fire Captain Cody Weireter tells KNX the non-profit LA Fire Department Foundation is raising money to get some very important...
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October 30, 2019 - 6:50 am
(KNX) A wildfire has already broken out in Simi Valley Wednesday morning and has grown to at least 15 acres as Southern California is under an extreme Red Flag warning because of high Santa Ana winds. Areas around the Reagan Library are under mandatory evacuations . Homes are being threatened. MAP...
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Rebekah Sager
October 29, 2019 - 4:49 pm
With all the fires happening around California, two women decided to create a faster way for people to evacuate their pets. Morgan Walston and Amanda Baudo launched the app Evac-U-Pet . All pet-owners need to do is register their animals and give their information. The app was created after the...
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October 29, 2019 - 9:10 am
(KCBS) The Kincade Fire grew slowly overnight to 75,415 acres Tuesday morning while firefighters in Sonoma County and across the region braced for the return of strong winds that could quickly spread flames over long distances. The Kincade Fire had added 1,091 acres to its path of destruction...
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October 29, 2019 - 7:25 am
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Millions of Californians prepared to be in the dark — some for five days, or longer — as the nation's largest utility said it was switching off power again Tuesday to prevent powerful winds from damaging its equipment and sparking more fires. Pacific Gas & Electric...
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Tarrah Gibbons
October 29, 2019 - 5:50 am
Throughout California, firefighters continue to battle fast-moving fire across the state. Many across California are evacuating, making sure they are spared from the wildfire. Firefighters battled winds in Vallejo on Sunday after the fire swept through the California Maritime Academy, destroying...
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