Locals Refuse To Abandon Large Marijuana-Growing Area Threatened By WildfireCalifornia’s largest wildfire is threatening a marijuana-growing enclave, and authorities said many of the locals have refused to evacuate and abandon their maturing crops even as weather forecasters predict more hot, dry and windy conditions that could fan flames.
How The Modesto Fire Department Battled Two Big Blazes With Resources Stretched ThinTwo separate fires broke out on the same night in Modesto; ripping through a vacant warehouse and later some nearby homes.
PG&E Helicopters Measure How Close Power Lines Are To VegetationPG&E is using new equipment to measure wildfire risks across the state.
California Storm Follows Fires, Bringing New Round Of DangerThe same Californians who had to flee from huge wildfires in recent months now have to handle hard rains that bring another type of danger.
Death Toll From Wine Napa And Sonoma Counties Stands At 22; 88 Still MissingCalm winds and better fire behavior allowed firefighters to make good progress on the fires burning in Napa and Sonoma counties on Monday.
Fires Bring Joy And Sense Of Loss As Some Homes SparedOn Monday as calm winds gave an advantage to firefighters trying to tame the flames, Tom and Catherine Andrews balanced their good fortune against the losses suffered by many friends.
Air Quality Alert Issued Due To California FiresSmoke from wildfires in the southern Sierra has prompted an air quality alert that remains in effect until Tuesday, September 5 at 11 a.m. Tuolumne, Mariposa and San Joaquin Valley air pollution control districts issued the alert Monday.
Fire Victims Relief TelethonThe phone lines were lit up this morning as Good Day and its sister TV and radio stations teamed for victims of the Valley and Butte fires.