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A firefighter killed in California"s largest wildfire in state history was hit by an 87-foot tree that got uprooted in a fire-suppressant drop that went wrong

REUTERS/Fred Greaves A firefighter lost his life battling the largest fire in California history last month in a ser.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 14th, 2018

The Carr fire — one of the most destructive in California history — has now killed 7 people, and it"s still spreading

AP Photo/Noah Berger The Carr wildfire in California is one of the most destructive in state history. It has now killed seven people, and continues to spread. The Carr fire is one of three currently burning hundreds of thousands of acres in Californ.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 5th, 2018

As California firefighters battled the state"s largest wildfire, Verizon throttled their data

A Northern California fire department says Verizon slowed its wireless data speeds to a crawl last month, rendering some of its high-tech tracking equipment almost useless as firefighters battled the largest wildfire in state history......»»

Category: topSource: moneyAug 22nd, 2018

Ominous "Fire Cloud" Looms Over California Hellscape As Exhausted Firefighters Battle Fatigue

As California battles its 7th most destructive wildfire in state history, Mendocino County resident Dylan Duarte captured a giant mushroom cloud rising above hills in the distance.  #RanchFire #RiverFire #Mendoc.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 31st, 2018

An out-of-control wildfire in California is now the 2nd largest in the state"s history — see photos from the scene

REUTERS/Fred Greaves/File Photo Cali.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 6th, 2018

California is now staring down the largest wildfire in state history

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Twin Northern California blazes fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather grew Monday to become the largest wildfire in state history. Fi.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 7th, 2018

Mendocino Complex wildfire now the largest in California history

The Mendocino Complex fire continued to grow Monday, becoming the largest wildfire in recorded California history......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 7th, 2018

10 Haunting Photos As California"s Largest Wildfire Ever Spirals Out Of Control

On Monday, the twin fires being treated as one incident north of San Francisco became the largest wildfire in state history,.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 7th, 2018

California’s Record Fire Season Update

California’s Record Fire Season Update It is a record-setting year for wildfires in California. Among 3 major blazes, 1 threatened Yosemite National Park and another became the largest in state history. The Ferguson Fire w.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsAug 16th, 2018

New wildfire tears through drought-stricken forest as California reels from its biggest fire in state history

AP Photo/Noah Berger The Delta Fire in Northe.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 8th, 2018

Northern California Wildfire: 42 Killed, Now Deadliest in Golden State History

Nor.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsNov 13th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: ‘Complete devastation’ as California fire death toll rises to 44, hundreds missing

Forty-two people have died in the 117,000-acre Camp Fire raging in Northern California’s Butte County and hundreds are missing, the sheriff said Monday, making it the deadliest wildfire in state history......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 13th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: California’s deadliest wildfire finally contained; death toll rises to 85

The deadliest wildfire in California’s history, which killed at least 85 people and destroyed almost 19,000 buildings, was 100% contained Sunday, state fire officials said......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 25th, 2018

California fire chief: State must adapt to new wildfire norm

California's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state's top firefighter says......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsDec 11th, 2018

PG&E lines blamed for deadliest wildfire in California history

The wind-driven blaze, dubbed the Camp Fire, erupted in the drought-parched Sierra foothills 175 miles north of San Francisco in November 2018 and raced with little warning through the town of Paradise, incinerating much of that community......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 15th, 2019

California governor proposes fund to pay for wildfire liabilities; PG&E shares rise

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday proposed a new fund to pay for wildfire liabilities and said he would hold the state's largest utility more accountable for insuring safety against the growing number of blazes in the state......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 12th, 2019

This $2.5 Billion Wildfire Charge May Be Just the Beginning for California Utilities

The parent of California’s largest investor-owned utility plans to take a $2.5 billion charge related to a spate of deadly wildfires that swept the northern part of the state last October......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJun 21st, 2018

PHOTOS: Planes at McClellan Airfield prepare to fight California fires

Northern California is in the midst of wildfire season, meaning that the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, is in its busiest time of year.  To tackle blazes throughout the state, Cal Fire fills air tankers at McClel.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 6th, 2018

A wildfire created a rare phenomenon knows as a "firenado" along the Colorado River

Screenshot/CNN An Arizona couple was driving near the state border of Blythe, California on Saturday when they came across a brush fire near the Colorado Rive.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 17th, 2018

California"s devastating wildfires are part of a larger trend — here"s how much worse it has gotten

AP Photo/Noah Berger The Carr Fire tearing through Redding, California is part of an alarming trend: wildfires in the state are getting worse Since the year 2000, California has seen 14 of the 20 largest wildfires in .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 31st, 2018

California’s Carr Fire Was Bad. The Mendocino Complex Fire Is Worse

It's already the second largest on record—and growing fast. Another major wildfire is tearing through California and it’s growing at a phenomenal pace. The Mendocino Complex Fire jump.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneAug 6th, 2018