Fire crews fighting the nearly 86,000-acre wildfire burning at the border of Oregon and California reported vehicle malfunctions Friday following a fuel-mix up, officials said.
Ready for Anything: Cal OES Utilizes Fleet of More than 270 Fire Engines to Respond to All-Hazards Events
As California experiences more severe and complex disasters, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) works with local government fire departments in times of need.
As a string of last-minute deals surfaced this week before tonight’s end of the legislative session, one highly anticipated proposal was not among them—a plan to keep insurance companies in California even as the financial risk from wildfires grows.
Alast-minute push for a legislative deal to make it easier for more California homeowners to get insured is on the brink of collapse in the final days of the state’s lawmaking session.
State Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, who sits on the Senate Insurance Committee and whose district has been hit hard by recent wildfires, said Thursday afternoon that negotiations to address the state’s insurance crisis had “broken down.” He said closed-door talks were led by California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration and legislative staff.
A new kind of home construction is coming to Sacramento to help battle the impact of extreme heat and wildfires.
The certified passive homes are built to meet a high standard for air quality and low energy use.
Climate change has made California wildfires more explosive, increasing the number of days with extreme growth by 25%, according to a study led by scientists at San Jose State University, UC Berkeley and other California research institutions.
While past studies examined how climate change influenced wildfire activity over entire years, the new work provides insight into the day-to-day behavior of blazes.