Though there are now 14,000 responders statewide fighting fires, Cal Fire has said it’s understaffed in the face of the giant blazes. But there was hope Friday that more help might eventually be on the way. During his visit, Newsom signed AB2147 by Assemblywoman Eloise Gómez Reyes, D-San Bernardino, which will allow formerly incarcerated people who have trained at state fire camps to more quickly expunge their criminal records. … [Read more...] about ‘Do not let your guard down’: Northern California blazes grow to historic proportions just as fire season starts
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10:30 p.m. Sonoma County Sheriff issues new evacuation order and warning near Walbridge Fire: Flare-ups from the Walbridge Fire Monday night prompted a mandatory evacuation order for Zone 2E4, south of Mill Creek Road, north of Sweetwater Springs Road, west of Westside Road, and east of Palmer Creek Road. An evacuation warning was issued for Zone 1D5, north of the Russian River, east of Armstrong Woods Road, west of Westside Road and south of Sweetwater Springs Road. Cal Fire said forward progress of the fire had been stopped. However, a red flag warning for high winds is in effect in the area. First responders were going door to door to assist. View the interactive evacuation map and search by address at https://arcg.is/0buuL1 … [Read more...] about California Wildfires: Live Updates Sept. 6-7
9:25 a.m. Dolan Fire grows south of Big Sur: The Dolan Fire surged to 93,554 acres as of Wednesday morning, a one-day gain of more than 20,000 acres. The growth is mainly in the Ventana Wilderness Area of Los Padres National Forest, said a spokeswoman for the interagency fire team. Containment fell by half overnight, dropping to 20%. Crews focused their efforts on containing the fire near King City, Lockwood, Pine Canyon and along Highway 1, where the fire remained active, the spokesman said. Fourteen firefighters were injured fighting the blaze Tuesday, with one in critical condition at a Fresno hospital. … [Read more...] about California Wildfires: Live Updates Sept. 8-9
The system was among the first large American universities to announce in May that most classes this fall would be online because of the pandemic. Now, less than 10% of courses like labs and other hands-on classes are being taught in person, and on-campus housing has been significantly reduced. … [Read more...] about California State University to keep classes online next term
Daniel Swain, a climate scientist with the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles, said that many of today’s fires, even with a measure of containment, “are going to be going for weeks, if not months, and are going to be generating smoke for weeks, if not months.” … [Read more...] about California’s Air Quality Is Poor. Here’s How to Protect Yourself.