On Tuesday, 14 firefighters were forced to deploy emergency shelters as flames overtook them and destroyed the Nacimiento Station, a fire station in the Los Padres National Forest on the state’s central coast, the U.S. Forest Service said. They suffered from burns and smoke inhalation, and three were flown to a hospital in Fresno, where one was in critical condition. … [Read more...] about Gusty winds pose continued wildfire threats in California
A low-pressure trough offshore of the Pacific Northwest is beginning to sag into Northern California and has pushed a deep 1,800-2,000 marine layer onshore. The wildfire smoke has mixed the fog with widespread "unhealthy" air quality across the region. At this level, active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion; everyone else, especially children, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion. … [Read more...] about Bay Area shrouded in smoke: When will it clear this week?
Officers responded at around 5 p.m. to the first two fires and tried to put out the fires using their extinguishers. They were later joined by Novato firefighters. During an area search, officers spotted and apprehended Davies allegedly in the act of starting another blaze. … [Read more...] about Police Arrest 55-Year Old Transient Man Suspected In String Of Arson Fires In Novato
California WildfiresBy Michael Cabanatuan, Alejandro Serrano and J.D. MorrisPG&E power shut-offs: Here’s what you need to know … [Read more...] about Where to go if you need help during the PG&E power shut-offs
The threat of winds tearing down power lines or hurling debris into them and sparking a wildfire prompted Pacific Gas & Electric, the state's largest utility, to shut off power to 172,000 customers over the weekend. More outages were expected Wednesday, with power not expected to be completely restored until Wednesday night. … [Read more...] about Gusty Winds Pose Continued Wildfire Threats in California