April 14, 2021

In California, climate change has turned rainy season into fire season

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From New York Mag November always marked the beginning of rainy season in California. Now it is fire season. Last November, the Thomas Fire in Southern California grew 50,000 acres in a single day, eventually burning 440 square miles and forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate. It was not an outlier. Five of the […]

Mendocino Complex fire is largest wildfire in California history

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By Tim Stelloh From NBC More than 14,000 firefighters are now battling over a dozen major blazes across the state. A wildfire burning through Northern California became the state’s largest on record on Monday, scorching more than 283,000 acres, officials said. The Mendocino Complex blaze — a conglomerate of the River and Ranch fires burning […]

California fire burns Bel-Air mansions as spread continues

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From BBC Residents of Los Angeles’ wealthy Bel-Air neighbourhood have found their homes under threat after another wildfire erupted in California. The so-called Skirball Fire destroyed several homes in the exclusive area, quickly spreading over 150 acres. It is the latest eruption of wildfire in the state, which has already seen widespread destruction from a […]