As Deadly Wildfires Rage in California, a Look at How Global Warming Fuels Decades of Forest Fires

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More Flee California Wine Country As Deadly Wildfires Spread

- npr.org
13 Oct 2017
More Flee California Wine Country As Deadly Wildfires Spread : The Two-Way Authorities say at least 23 people are dead in some of the worst fires in the state's history. Hundreds more have been reported missing and officials say the death toll is likely to climb.

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13 Oct 2017
"Fires raked across the state, but the primary battlefields were in Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties where wind gusts topping 30 mph were giving out-of-control fires new life and sending firefighters from across California and Nevada scrambling to save lives and property."
- dobianchi.com

Cal Fire calls for 'the largest tool

- aopa.org
13 Oct 2017
The grim toll of California's latest wildfire outbreak continued to climb on Oct. 12, including 23 people confirmed dead, nearly 300 missing, more than 170,000 acres scorched, and thousands of homes and businesses reduced to ash. That includes many of the state's iconic wineries and vineyards, where at least one desperate vintner organized a "bucket brigade" that managed ...

Female Inmates Are Fighting Fires in California

13 Oct 2017
About 3,800 inmates, both women and men, fight fires in California, making up about 13 percent of California's firefighting force. The fire program saves taxpayers $124 million per year, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
- nbclosangeles.com

SuperTanker finally helping fight California fires

- ocregister.com
13 Oct 2017
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection put the plane under contract, and on August 31, with 19 fires burning in California, the supertanker was called from Colorado Springs to help. In its first week, the plane made 13 flights and spread 219,000 gallons of fire retardant in 21 separate drops.

Deadly Fires Show How Northern State is Becoming More Like Fire

13 Oct 2017
The growth of fires will likely put increasing pressure on state and federal firefighting budgets. Just three months into the current fiscal year, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection had spent $258 million of its roughly $430 million annual emergency fund -- and that was before the Wine Country fires broke out.
- govtech.com

Death Toll Rises as Wildfires Rip Through Northern California

- vanityfair.com
13 Oct 2017
As the fires burn, officials are encouraging those who live near evacuated areas to pack "ready-to-go bags" in case they spread. "I think it would be one of the worst disasters in California history," Captain Mike Palacio of the California Highway Patrol said at a community meeting. "You gotta be patient. We are just trying to keep people alive."

Aerial photos show California wildfires from above

13 Oct 2017
Seven fires ignited near Highway 128 in the Napa Valley late Sunday, and grew as gusty winds spread the flames over fields and freeways. Now, nearly two dozen fires across eight California counties have destroyed 3,500 buildings and burned more than 191,000 acres -- a collective area nearly the size of New York City. Firefighters were still battling the flames on Thursday.
- thisisinsider.com

Worst wildfires in California history, 11 dead, 100 missing, 1500 structures destroyed

- watchers.news
13 Oct 2017
Massive wildfires burning out of control in California since Sunday, October 8, 2017, have destroyed hundreds of homes, caused widespread power outages, forced mass evacuations and shut down major roadways overnight. The series of fires began to ignite Sunday...

Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Napa California fires

13 Oct 2017
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection officials said Thursday that some 190,000 acres had been scorched across the state -- a collective area nearly the size of New York City -- as dangerous conditions spread the fires with frightening speed.
- washingtonpost.com

At least 29 dead in horrific California wildfires, hundreds missing

- abcnews.go.com
13 Oct 2017
The so-called Atlas, Nuns, Patrick and Pressley fires are considered branches of one giant blaze in Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties -- collectively known as the Southern LNU Complex -- according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

California Looks Like a Horror Movie But It's Horribly Real & Look Who's Responsible Apocalyptic Images From the Deadly Fires in CA Updated Videos

13 Oct 2017
Officials say around 20,000 & rising, people had been evacuated from their homes as the fires spread across 73,000 acres, fanned by high temperatures and dry conditions. California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in the affected counties.
- beforeitsnews.com

Winds expected to drive next wave of deadly California fires

- katu.com
13 Oct 2017
The 22 fires spanned more than 265 square miles (686 square kilometers) as they entered their fourth day, many of them completely out of control. Modern, strategic attacks that have kept destruction and death tolls low in recent years just haven't worked against their ferocity.

Winds expected to drive next wave of deadly California fires

13 Oct 2017
The 22 fires, many out of control, spanned more than 265 square miles (686 square kilometers) as the inferno entered its fourth day. Strategic attacks that have kept wildfire destruction and death tolls low in recent years haven't worked against the ferocity of the blazes.
- thenowreport.vegas

Relentless California fires rage for third

- wbir.com
13 Oct 2017
Cal Fire said the string of fires ignited Sunday and Monday, burning more than 100,000 acres and making Monday one of the most destructive wildfire days in California history. The most damaging is the Tubbs Fire, a 27,000-acre inferno responsible for most of the deaths and destruction.

Marijuana farms are burning in California wildfires

13 Oct 2017
"It's very typical that in fires in Northern California that there could be marijuana farms burned up," said Stan Florea, fire information officer for the U.S. Forest Service, which has 1,500 firefighters deployed to California. Though he noted that any pot farms located on federal land are illegal.
- money.cnn.com

Death cap mushrooms boom 1 year after child's death in Victoria

- wayback.archive.org
13 Oct 2017
A very young so-called death cap or amanita phalloides before the cap flattens and changes colour. This deadly fungi species has been mistaken for edible straw mushrooms, which do not grow in B.C. In early or 'egg' stages they can be mistaken for puff balls. (Oak Bay Parks staff/Chris Hyde-Lay)
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