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Fire prevention in wake of destructive fires

Fire prevention in wake of destructive fires

Austin Herbaugh

September 29, 2015


Filed under News

The Valley fire north of Napa is now one of the top three most destructive wildfires in California history, burning more than 1,200 homes near Middletown. There have been more than 5,300 wildfires statewide this year, altogether scorching almost 300,000 acres, according to Cal Fire. With no i...

Fighting fire with well-organized relief efforts, not with fire

Fighting fire with well-organized relief efforts, not with fire

Nathan Graves

September 29, 2015


Filed under Features

Charred trees and the burnt skeletons of buildings are beginning to dominate the landscape in certain regions of California. Over the past weeks, several wildfires have been raging across Northern California, causing widespread destruction in its wake. The Valley fire has been causing destruction in near...

Butte Fire ranks 14 on Cal Fire’s most dangerous list

Carly Plemons

September 18, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

In Cal Fires’ list of Top 20 Most Dangerous Wildfires, Butte Fire has ranked number 14 in the Amador and Calaveras counties. The fire has spread 71,780 acres and 47 percent is contained. Damages from the fire include 2 civilian deaths, 252 residences, 188 outbuildings and 17 structures. Although Butte Fire i...

Chico airport used as an air base to fight wildfires

Chico airport used as an air base to fight wildfires

Austin Herbaugh

August 24, 2015


Filed under News

Fourteen major wildfires are burning across California, leaving thousands of acres charred and covering much of the state in a blanket of smoke. Resources are being pulled from all over California to fight the wildfires, and the Chico Municipal Airport plays a key role as an air base in the firefight."T...

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