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The Dixie Fire produces a pyrocumulonimbus cloud, July 19, 2021.

Early wildfire season expected to be severe

Michael Steinberg, Contributor // May 5, 2022

An early start for Northern California’s fire season is expected to begin sometime this month. This can be attributed to an early drying season due to our lack of rain, paired with above-average temperatures...

Students walking through campus by the Bell Memorial Union on March 30.

Fire threat increases as heatwave expected to bake NorCal

Michael Steinberg, Contributor // April 2, 2022

A substantial heatwave is forecast to impact the entire West Coast late next week, especially in hard-hit California. Chico will see temperatures above 90 F on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, making April...

The Flanagan Fire erupts north of Redding, March 4, 2022

Early wildfire season looms in California

Michael Steinberg, Contributor // March 22, 2022

It’s safe to say that if you have lived and grown up in California, or any part of the West Coast, you’re all too familiar with wildfires. The Camp Fire that destroyed the town of Paradise, a mere...

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