California wildfires

CA bill aims to make it easier for the state's inmate firefighters to become professional firefighters after their release
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Megan Goldsby
July 27, 2020 - 9:20 am
A proposed bill in California would help the state's inmate firefighters to become professional firefighters after their release.
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Firefighters battle the Kincade Fire on October 27, 2019 in Windsor.
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Mike DeWald
July 16, 2020 - 3:05 pm
CAL FIRE said Thursday PG&E's electrical lines are responsible for igniting last year's destructive Kincade Fire in Sonoma County.
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: A CalFire chief runs past burning grass during a firing operation while battling the Tubbs Fire on October 12, 2017 near Calistoga, California.
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Megan Goldsby
July 10, 2020 - 10:26 am
It is turning out to be a difficult fire season. “We have almost doubled the number of fires that we had this year from last year, in the first seven months of this year,” said CalFire State Fire Marshal Mike Richwine.
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California evacuation shelter
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Tim Ryan
July 09, 2020 - 2:59 pm
As the Bay Area prepares for wildfire season, the Red Cross plans to make adjustments to reduce the spread of coronavirus at evacuation centers.
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Wildfire 1
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
July 09, 2020 - 1:01 pm
While the coronavirus pandemic has presented unprecedented budget and physical spacing challenges, Gov. Gavin Newsom and various state agency leaders have announced an aggressive plan to combat an already above-average fire season in the state.
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A fire rig speeds down a road as crews battle the Quail Fire in Solano County.
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KCBS Radio Weekend News
June 06, 2020 - 6:16 pm
A wildland fire has forced evacuations in Solano County and continues to grow in size Sunday, but crews appear to be making progress.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 17: The Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) logo is displayed on a PG&E truck on January 17, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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Melissa Culross
May 03, 2020 - 1:10 pm
Only three of the embattled utility’s current board members will remain when PG&E emerges from bankruptcy.
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Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) workers remain at the scene of a three-alarm fire that started after a construction crew hit a gas line on February 07, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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Megan Goldsby
February 19, 2020 - 10:20 am
Bay Area lawmakers introduced a bill that would hold PG&E more accountable during wildfire season.
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Redwood forests in the Santa Cruz mountains are protected under a deal involving the Peninsula Open Space Trust and and a logging company.
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Jeffrey Schaub
January 21, 2020 - 2:07 pm
In order to make a meaningful impact against the threat of wildfires in California, nearly 20% of the state is forestland that needs controlled burns or thinning, according to a new Standford study.
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Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, Windsor October, 2017
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Megan Goldsby
January 13, 2020 - 10:24 am
FEMA reportedly wants payback from PG&E for helping fight wildfires in Northern California, and may bill victims if the utility doesn't pay up.
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