On Tuesday, 14 firefighters were forced to deploy emergency shelters as flames overtook them and destroyed the Nacimiento Station, a fire station in the Los Padres National Forest on the state’s central coast, the U.S. Forest Service said. They suffered from burns and smoke inhalation, and three were flown to a hospital in Fresno, where one was in critical condition. … [Read more...] about Gusty winds pose continued wildfire threats in California
"The definition of smog is fog and smoke," said Cindy Palmer a forecaster with the National Weather Service office in Monterey. "Here in Monterey, we clearly smell smoke outside. I had ash on my car. We are seeing visabilities across the region between one and two miles. From San Francisco to Livermore everywhere, we have smoke and fog. I hate calling it soup but that's what it feels like." … [Read more...] about Bay Area shrouded in smoke: When will it clear this week?
Officers responded at around 5 p.m. to the first two fires and tried to put out the fires using their extinguishers. They were later joined by Novato firefighters. During an area search, officers spotted and apprehended Davies allegedly in the act of starting another blaze. … [Read more...] about Police Arrest 55-Year Old Transient Man Suspected In String Of Arson Fires In Novato
California WildfiresBy Michael Cabanatuan, Alejandro Serrano and J.D. MorrisPG&E power shut-offs: Here’s what you need to know … [Read more...] about Where to go if you need help during the PG&E power shut-offs
"The frequency of extreme wild fire weather has doubled in California over the past four decades, with the main driver being the effect of rising temperature on dry fuels, meaning that the fuel loads are now frequently at record or near-record levels when ignition occurs and when strong winds blow,'' Stanford University climate scientist Noah Diffenbaugh said in an email. … [Read more...] about Gusty Winds Pose Continued Wildfire Threats in California