All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Wildfires’

California Wildfire Poses Serious Threat

It cannot be stated enough what a serious concern wildfires are for California citizens, especially as the region’s devastating drought continues. A wildfire is currently ravaging an area of Northern California near the town of Weaverville. According to state fire spokesman Daniel Berlant the fire began Sunday afternoon near Highway 299. This is the main road into Weaverville. Lilly Wyatt, …

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California Emergency: Fires And Drought

With the drought getting worse, California has some serious water problems, but add fires and it can be considered a state of emergency. California’s Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in California on Friday. Rivers, reservoirs and lakes are the driest on record in years, and he’s asked the residents to cut water usage by 20 percent. Mandatory conservation …

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Australia’s Wildfires Spread Through New South Wales

At this time of year, Australia is known around the world for just one thing – wildfires, due to the excessive heat the Great Southern Land receives, as well as the amount of dry trees and brush that randomly catch fire because of these excessive heat waves. In the disaster’s seventh day, 59 wildfires (Source: AFP have been spreading throughout …

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Tuolumne Fire: Threatens Power to San Francisco

A wildfire near Yosemite National Park has exploded into one of the largest wildfires in California history putting crucial utilities for the city of San Francisco in peril. This wildfire, known as the Rim Fire, started on August 17th in a remote canyon in the Stanislaw National Forest and is still just 5% contained. Extra dry grass and brush have …

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Colorado Fires May Have Been Caused By Fireworks

Colorado firefighters have had their hands full in the past week. A massive forest fire made its way through West Fork and claimed almost 76,000 acres of land, aided by high winds and extremely dry weather conditions; now, a wildfire in Jefferson County has finally been contained after one home was destroyed. Luckily, no injuries have been reported, because officials …

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Singapore Hailstorm Probably Caused By Wildfires

Singapore has experienced a rare hailstorm today, and it’s thought to be the product of freezing rain mixed with tiny dust particles coming from the wildfire smoke that’s spread from Indonesia. No damage was reported from the hail, and it reportedly melted as soon as it hit the ground. However, it could be just one more symptom that Singapore has …

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Fired For Fleeing Fire: 15 Lose Their Jobs

15 people were fired last week for abandoning their jobs picking strawberries in California when a wildfire got a little too close to where they were. The Springs Fire left 28,000 acres burned and devastated a large portion of Ventura County, but that didn’t stop the foremen at a nearby strawberry farm from threatening the employees with termination if they …

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Wildfire Images Captured On Nasa Satellite

The extreme heat and dry conditions across the U.S. haven’t done anything to help firefighters quell the wildfires raging across Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana this week; they were so out of control at one point, they could be seen from space. NASA’s Terra satellite happened to cruise over the western part of the country recently and captured images of the …

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