The Swedes Fire was burning near Oroville on Sept. 9, 2019.
Cal Fire
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September 09, 2019 - 12:52 pm
Firefighters are battling a number of fires up and down the state of California. The increase in wildfires is a sign that autumn is coming. The worst part of the fire season typically takes place in fall. The biggest fire is the Walker Fire in Plumas County that has burned nearly 60 square miles...
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Mobile homes are upended and debris is strewn about at the Holiday Trav-l Park, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Emerald Isle, N.C, after a possible tornado generated by Hurricane Dorian struck the area. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)
AP News
September 05, 2019 - 7:18 pm
OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Officials in the Bahamas say the country's death toll from Hurricane Dorian has increased to 30. Bahamian Health Minister Duane Sands told The Associated Press that in a phone interview late Thursday that he expects...
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Strong winds from Hurricane Dorian blow the tops of trees and brush while whisking up water from the surface of a canal that leads to the sea, located behind the brush at top, seen from the balcony of a hotel in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Hurricane Dorian hovered over the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with a fearsome Category 4 assault that forced even rescue crews to take shelter until the onslaught passes. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
AP News
September 02, 2019 - 7:59 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Dorian unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find floatation devices and grab hammers to break out of their attics if necessary. At least five deaths were blamed on...
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A stretch of the Bay Area coastline in San Leandro, California, on August 30th, 2019. -- Photo by Matt Bigler with KCBS Radio
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August 30, 2019 - 3:31 pm
San Leandro’s shoreline near Hayward is more marsh than beach these days, leading officials to consider restoring the area to its former state. However, decades ago, a sandy waterfront stretched at least 23 miles along this portion of the Bay Area’s coastline — unlike the five-to-six miles that...
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Fans wear face masks in the stands during the NFL game between the Oakland Raiders and the Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 11, 2018 in Oakland, California.
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Jeffrey Schaub
August 30, 2019 - 11:18 am
Those N95 face masks that have been recommended to protect people from unhealthy air caused by wildfires don't work as claimed, according to health officials.
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Store shelves are empty of bottled water as residents buy supplies in preparation for Hurricane Dorian, in Doral, Fla., Thursday, July 29, 2019. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Dorian could hit the Florida coast over the weekend as a major hurricane. (AP Photo/Marcus Lim)
AP News
August 29, 2019 - 6:03 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state over Labor Day weekend. Leaving lighter-than-expected damage in its wake in Puerto Rico and the...
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aroline Oliveira (L) and Rachel Scherdin help unveil one of 50 sunscreen dispensers that are being setup along the beach on March 13, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida.
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Kim Wonderley
August 29, 2019 - 11:02 am
If your next trip includes Hawaii, Mexico or maybe even the Florida Keys, choose your sunscreen wisely. Kim Wonderley takes a look at their environmental impact in this week's Road Report.
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The Spirit Fire in Marin County was started by a 73-year-old man who claimed that he did not expect the flames to get out of control, authorities said on Aug. 27, 2019.
Marin County Fire Department
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August 28, 2019 - 9:55 am
A 73-year-old man started a fire in Marin County that quickly grew out of control and led authorities to briefly issue an evacuation warning on Tuesday, authorities said. Henry Walker of Petaluma flagged down a fire official on Tuesday, saying that a fire was spreading after he'd burned some...
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 Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Senior Wildfire Operations Center Analyst Sarah Gibson monitors weather and satellite images of fire areas at the PG&E Wildfire Safety Operations Center on August 05, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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KCBS Radio Morning News
August 28, 2019 - 9:17 am
A new weather website from PG&E offers forecasts and information about possible power shutoffs. The website — www.pge.com/weather — predicts the potential power shutoff, which typically occur when there's a combination of strong winds, dry conditions and high temperatures up to a week in...
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A fire burns trees and brush along the road to Jacunda National Forest, near the city of Porto Velho in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged tens of millions of dollars to help Amazon countries fight raging wildfires, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused rich countries of treating the region like a "colony." (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
AP News
August 26, 2019 - 6:03 pm
PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged tens of millions of dollars to help fight raging wildfires in the Amazon and protect its rainforest, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused rich countries of treating the region like a "colony." The international...
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