Wildfires

As California continues to grapple with a mega-drought and wildfires, we’re trying to do whatever we can to help our parched landscapes and abate that wildfire threat.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Power lines can pose a big problem when it comes to wildfires. The northern California town of Paradise was obliterated in 2018 by a fire sparked by a power line.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As the West Coast drought worsens, water is becoming a scarce and valuable resource, as well as a tempting target for thieves , especially those running illegal marijuana farms.

California’s drought worsens due to people stealing water to grow illegal weed

As the West Coast drought worsens, water is becoming a scarce and valuable resource, as well as a tempting target for thieves , especially those running illegal marijuana farms.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

About 80 wildfires are currently burning in western states, including the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon, and smoke is traveling 3000 miles east, giving New York City some of the…

West Coast fires are creating their own weather patterns, pushing smoke thousands of miles east

About 80 wildfires are currently burning in western states, including the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon, and smoke is traveling 3000 miles east, giving New York City some of the…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Californians are facing what could be a historic wildfire season -- yet again.

"California Wildfires: Your Questions Answered”

Californians are facing what could be a historic wildfire season -- yet again.

from News Special Programming

The last-minute change would more than double what’s in the current budget deal.

Governor, lawmakers add $500 million to wildfire prevention budget, following CapRadio, NPR California Newsroom investigation

The last-minute change would more than double what’s in the current budget deal.

from News Stories

Many people who lost their homes to wildfires years ago still haven’t rebuilt, or have chosen not to, after discovering how difficult and long the process can be.

Years after Woolsey and Thomas Fires, survivors explain why they still haven’t rebuilt their homes

Many people who lost their homes to wildfires years ago still haven’t rebuilt, or have chosen not to, after discovering how difficult and long the process can be.

from Greater LA

An explosion rocked a South LA residential neighborhood on Wednesday when the LA Police Department tried to detonate a cache of illegal fireworks they seized earlier in the day.

‘We see a whole other side’ of fireworks, from injuries to fires, says LA fire captain

An explosion rocked a South LA residential neighborhood on Wednesday when the LA Police Department tried to detonate a cache of illegal fireworks they seized earlier in the day.

from Greater LA

Three major fires are now roaring in the Inland Empire, Central Valley, and California-Oregon border.

‘I didn’t recognize myself’: Former federal firefighter on the deadly job and low pay

Three major fires are now roaring in the Inland Empire, Central Valley, and California-Oregon border.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A team of 42 students from The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles have been working on a solution to a real-life problem: how to prevent wildfires from destroying homes.

High school students invent automated sprinkler system to fight wildfires

A team of 42 students from The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles have been working on a solution to a real-life problem: how to prevent wildfires from destroying homes.

from Greater LA

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Newsom misled the public about wildfire prevention efforts ahead of worst fire season on record

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from News Stories

This year is expected to be one of the driest years ever recorded in the West and California.

California expected to face the worst drought ever this year. What that means for crops and wildfires

This year is expected to be one of the driest years ever recorded in the West and California.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand