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As Colorado continues to recover from the record-breaking wildfire season seen in 2020, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse will hold a public wildfire recovery listening session to hear from Coloradans who have been affected by the fires. According to a press release from Neguse’s office, the session will feature a discussion with Gov. Jared Polis, Sen. Michael …

PG&E’s 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Plan Also Aims to Continue to Reduce Wildfire Risk and Improve Public Safety Power Shutoffs In a proposal filed today with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E or the Utility) detailed its ongoing strategy to reduce wildfire risk, increase situational awareness, and deploy new technology …

SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, today announced legislation to promote the research and development of new technology to prevent and respond to California’s ever-increasing wildfires. “The escalating frequency and devastation caused by wildfires demands that we seek out emerging technology to address this urgent threat,” Dodd said. “My proposal will help develop advancements …

News Headlines UPDATE 11:20am: Calfire says that the Sanderson Fire is now at 1500 acres but that the forward spread has been stopped. No structures have been lost and the have been no injuries. #SandersonFIRE [UPDATE] Firefighters have STOPPED the forward spread of the fire at 1,500 acres. The fire is 0% contained and firefighters …

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Following an unprecedented fire season, the Santa Clara County Fire Department has acquired new technologies to improve wildfire and emergency response and preparedness. “This is the worst fire season ever … and the use of technology is one way the fire service has adapted to better combat these wildfires today,” …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Firefighting resources have been stretched to the limit by the scale and extent of the wildfires Climate change is driving the scale and impact of recent wildfires that have raged in California, say scientists. Their analysis finds an “unequivocal and pervasive” role for global heating in boosting the conditions …

Posted: Sep 12, 2020 / 10:36 PM MDT / Updated: Sep 12, 2020 / 11:04 PM MDT PLEASANT GROVE (ABC4 News) – A new wildfire started in the hills above Pleasant Grove Saturday night, not far from where crews battled the Battle Creek Fire in August. Fire authorities have named this fire the Battle Creek …

A “smoke generating pyrotechnic device” used at the party caused the El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino County, Cal Fire said in a press release. The fire started Saturday at 10:23 a.m. at the El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa and spread from the park north on to Yucaipa Ridge, according to the release. It …

A California wildfire which has so far destroyed 7,050 acres of land 40 miles northeast of Palm Springs was started during a gender reveal party, it has emerged. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said on Sunday night that a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device caused the fire. The devices are sometimes used to release …

As California faces the dual challenges of wildfires and extreme temperatures threatening shortages of electricity, diesel powered engines, generators, vehicles and equipment are on the frontline of the response. “At this moment, the importance of proven fuels and technologies like diesel could not be clearer. It also underscores why efforts to restrict or eliminate diesel …