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Wildfire News

May 1, 2019

Surviving the Trauma: Wildfire’s Emotional Toll

“You cannot imagine what it’s like, and I’m one of the lucky ones.” Sixty-eight-year-old Klyda Flanders was one of ...
April 16, 2019

Why Embers Cause the Most Damage in Wildfires

When wildfires get out of hand, it's not because of the flames, but because of the embers ...
April 9, 2019

California’s Gov. Newsom Declares State of Emergency to Reduce Wildfire Risk

Eighteen million of California's trees died last year. According to the U.S. Forest Service, that brings the state’s total number of dead trees to ...
April 2, 2019
Rangers at Yosemite National Park

The Call of the Wild: Forest Rangers, Park Rangers and Game Wardens (Oh My!)

Several times a year, a complete stranger will approach Lt. David Pachan and say...
March 5, 2019

5 Things You Probably Never Knew About Wildfire Lookouts

Acclaimed American poet Gary Snyder and his Beat Generation cohort, Jack Kerouac drew inspiration from ...
February 5, 2019

How a Forest Recovers from Wildfire

Blackened juniper stumps stick up like twisted hands. But amid the devastation ...
January 24, 2019

Woolsey Fire Demonstrates How Wildfire Affects All of Us

Wildfire is one of the world’s great equalizers. It has no regard for ...
January 8, 2019

Winter Wildfires: The “New Normal”

With winter well upon us, you might think fire officials (and residents of wildfire-prone areas) could breathe a sigh of relief. But you’d be wrong.
November 29, 2018

Mortgage Relief for Homeowners Affected by Wildfire

If your mortgage is owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, and you're a victim of the most recent spate of wildfires, relief is in sight:  You may be eligible ...