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Forecast predicts busy wildfire season along U.S. West Coast

World May 2, 2019

Forecast predicts busy wildfire season along U.S. West Coast

Most of the country can expect a normal wildfire season but residents along the West Coast of the United States should be ready for another busy season, the National Interagency Fire Center said Wednesday. California experienced its deadliest and largest wildfires in the past two ...

California totally free of drought for the first time in seven years

World Mar 15, 2019

California totally free of drought for the first time in seven years

California was declared totally drought-free for the first time in more than seven years on Thursday, following unusually abundant winter rains and snowfall statewide, according to the government's weekly report on U.S. drought conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor's latest survey reflected an astonishing turnaround — ...

Record-breaking fire tornado kills California firefighter

World Aug 17, 2018

Record-breaking fire tornado kills California firefighter

In the history of California wildfires there has never been anything like it: a churning tornado filled with fire, the size of three football fields. An official report describes in chilling detail the intensity of the rare fire phenomenon and how quickly it took the ...