Daniel Berlant

Cal Fire

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Information officer for the Cal Fire, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and a trained firefighter

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There are several human casualties so far, but major fires are still burning in Northern California, and there could be more.

California's Wildfires: Reckoning and Recovery

There are several human casualties so far, but major fires are still burning in Northern California, and there could be more.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Firefighters have already responded to 2800 wildfires since January…that's 1000 more than occur in the first six months of an average year.

Drought Creating a Tinder Box in California's Forests

Firefighters have already responded to 2800 wildfires since January…that's 1000 more than occur in the first six months of an average year.

from Which Way, L.A.?

It's hot and dry in much of Southern California, and officials say it's likely to stay that way. That means fire season is already with us.

A Dry Winter May Mean a Bad Wildfire Season

It's hot and dry in much of Southern California, and officials say it's likely to stay that way. That means fire season is already with us.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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