Category Archives: Wildfire

Inmates in the line of fire

A force of about 3,800 state prisoners, including about 250 female inmates, is trained and ready to be mobilized to the front line Source of this article, The Thousand Oaks Acorn, July 7, 2016 Ventura fire camp inmate Luiz Galvez … Continue reading

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$75,000 in rewards offered to catch operators who flew drones above fires

San Bernardino County supervisors unanimously agreed Tuesday to offer rewards for help in tracking down drone operators who interfered with firefighters during three major wildfires this summer. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, July 29, 2015 After the … Continue reading

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Drought kills 12 million trees in California’s national forests

Millions of trees continue to die in California due to drought and bark beetle invasion Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, May 6, 2015 Rangers in the San Bernardino National Forest call them “red trees.” Instead of the … Continue reading

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In store for visitors to Yosemite: a drier, browner park

Park’s famous falls will be less of a draw this year Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2015 Yosemite National Park is bracing for its driest year on record, with visitor bureaus downplaying the allure of … Continue reading

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Storm drenches California, but it’s only a drop in state’s drought

California’s heavy rains bring some evacuations but have little effect on the state’s continuing drought Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, December 2, 2014 The first major Pacific storm of the season drenched much of California on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Tumbleweeds overrun region

The infestation, triggered by the drought, raises the risk of wildfires Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, September 25, 2014 Three years of drought have triggered an infestation of tumbleweeds across Southern California, raising the risk of wildfires, … Continue reading

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Post-Springs fire nighttime closures lifted

Officials with California State Parks and the National Park Service have lifted the nighttime closures imposed after last year’s Springs fire. The restriction to stay on official roads and trails remains in place. Officials with both agencies chose not to … Continue reading

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Mountain lions in Santa Monica Mountains need more room, experts say

Inbreeding and deadly encounters with vehicles highlight the need for a wildlife passageway across the 101 Freeway, scientists say. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, January 9, 2014 From an urban puma’s perspective, the news of late from … Continue reading

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Springs Fire Trail Repair Progress

Twice in the past week at the request of the State Parks trails maintenance department, a group of about 8 volunteers from the Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council headed into Point Mugu State Park to begin cleanup and repair of … Continue reading

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Dry weather has firefighters ready for battle

In L.A. County, tests show brush is drying out fast this year because of lack of rain. In Ventura County, firefighters say the parched conditions are more typical of June or July. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, … Continue reading

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