Wildfires

This model relies on training volunteers and coordinating with local agencies.

from Greater LA

When his Malibu neighbors pack up and evacuate an approaching wildfire, Kirby Kotler stays. Even if it means dousing flames with his own firehose.

from Greater LA

"I wear the same stuff firefighters wear. So yellow Nomex suit, helmet, goggles, boots, gloves, fire shelter. I drive a four-wheel drive vehicle. I bring a chainsaw.

From headshots to blazing infernos: Photographer Josh Edelson gets up close to CA wildfires

"I wear the same stuff firefighters wear. So yellow Nomex suit, helmet, goggles, boots, gloves, fire shelter. I drive a four-wheel drive vehicle. I bring a chainsaw.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

State and federal lawmakers plan to introduce legislation and hold at least one oversight hearing in response to Dangerous Air, an investigation that showed smoke from western…

'Dangerous Air' investigation prompts lawmakers to call for new worker protections, fire prevention investments

State and federal lawmakers plan to introduce legislation and hold at least one oversight hearing in response to Dangerous Air, an investigation that showed smoke from western…

from KCRW Features

This year is on track to be California’s worst wildfire season. With more wildfires comes more smoke and more health problems.

As wildfires burn up and down California, residents are experiencing smoke days more often

This year is on track to be California’s worst wildfire season. With more wildfires comes more smoke and more health problems.

from Greater LA

Western wildfires pose a much broader threat to human health than to just those forced to evacuate the path of the blazes.

Dangerous Air: As California burns, America breathes toxic smoke

Western wildfires pose a much broader threat to human health than to just those forced to evacuate the path of the blazes.

from KCRW Features

Four national forests in Southern California open back up on Thursday: Los Padres, Angeles, San Bernardino and Cleveland.

National forests in SoCal reopen on Thursday. Why climate change keeps closing them

Four national forests in Southern California open back up on Thursday: Los Padres, Angeles, San Bernardino and Cleveland.

from Greater LA

The KNP Complex Fire continues to burn out of control in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in Central California.

Protect sequoias from KNP Complex Fire: Are prescribed burns the way to go?

The KNP Complex Fire continues to burn out of control in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in Central California.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Fires are raging in two of California’s national parks right now — Kings Canyon and Sequoia.

California’s oldest trees are going up in smoke. Climate change is threatening redwoods and sequoias

Fires are raging in two of California’s national parks right now — Kings Canyon and Sequoia.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The president tours California wildfire destruction and talks about his approach to the climate crisis.

Special Coverage: Pres. Biden on California Wildfires

The president tours California wildfire destruction and talks about his approach to the climate crisis.

Wildfires are often sparked by residents struggling with homelessness. LA County recently banned encampments in some of the highest fire risk areas.

In high-risk fire areas, homeless camps are now banned. But Topanga Canyon’s unhoused residents want to stay

Wildfires are often sparked by residents struggling with homelessness. LA County recently banned encampments in some of the highest fire risk areas.

from Greater LA

Anthony Bracy wants to dispel the myth that formerly incarcerated firefighters can’t find jobs in the industry. He’s walking proof that it’s possible.

Formerly incarcerated firefighters can get help finding new jobs from this Pasadena program

Anthony Bracy wants to dispel the myth that formerly incarcerated firefighters can’t find jobs in the industry. He’s walking proof that it’s possible.

from Greater LA

“What we're realizing with every passing day is how expensive it is to not act on the climate crisis,” says Leah Stokes, energy policy researcher at UC Santa Barbara.

Amid wildfires in CA and Hurricane Ida in LA, it’s expensive to not act on climate crisis, says researcher

“What we're realizing with every passing day is how expensive it is to not act on the climate crisis,” says Leah Stokes, energy policy researcher at UC Santa Barbara.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"There's already a kind of a burnout factor. I mean, six of the seven largest fires in California history have all burned within the last 11 months.

Caldor Fire becomes a federal emergency. Firefighters and residents feel psychological, physical, financial strain

"There's already a kind of a burnout factor. I mean, six of the seven largest fires in California history have all burned within the last 11 months.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Caldor Fire reached the Lake Tahoe Basin on Thursday night, threatening thousands of homes and businesses in the area. A mandatory evacuation order is now in place.

‘Bring Your Own Brigade’ compares California’s Woolsey and Camp Fires. How to prevent similar burns?

The Caldor Fire reached the Lake Tahoe Basin on Thursday night, threatening thousands of homes and businesses in the area. A mandatory evacuation order is now in place.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Caldor Fire in El Dorado County has already burned more than 125,000 acres. CAL FIRE is calling it the “number one priority in the nation” for firefighters.

Keeping calm is tough for Lake Tahoe residents amid Caldor Fire, though city leaders give reassurance

The Caldor Fire in El Dorado County has already burned more than 125,000 acres. CAL FIRE is calling it the “number one priority in the nation” for firefighters.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Someone was setting fires across California during the 1980s and early 1990s, evading law enforcement, and leaving a trail of destroyed buildings and lives in their wake.

New podcast ‘Firebug’ looks at real-life serial arsonist and fire investigator in California

Someone was setting fires across California during the 1980s and early 1990s, evading law enforcement, and leaving a trail of destroyed buildings and lives in their wake.

from Greater LA

“The department has been historically plagued by issues regarding race and gender.

LAFD battalion chief: ‘If there's not another woman at your station, who's going to stick up for you?’

“The department has been historically plagued by issues regarding race and gender.

from Greater LA

California’s 2021 wildfire season is here and already shaping up to be the worst in state history (as measured by the number of acres burned).

Answers to your wildfire questions: How to harden your home, keep out smoke, get insurance

California’s 2021 wildfire season is here and already shaping up to be the worst in state history (as measured by the number of acres burned).

from Greater LA

The Northern California-based Dixie Fire became the second largest wildfire in state history over the weekend.

Dixie Fire becomes California’s second largest wildfire ever, spanning across 4 counties

The Northern California-based Dixie Fire became the second largest wildfire in state history over the weekend.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand