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As California wildfires force evacuations, lawmakers hope new alert system will save lives

The Butte County Sheriff's Office initially said five people in the town were found dead in their vehicles. It appears they attempted to escape the blaze. That number grew to at least nine, the AP rep... read more

As California fires get faster and hotter, evacuation orders can't keep up -- with deadly results

RELATED: Did you evacuate for a California wildfire? Tell us what you took with you » Officials are still assessing the evacuation ... cellphone alert system. In the wake of the disasters in Sonoma an... read more

Trapped in the Fire Zone

No one who lives in the evacuation zone and ... And earlier this year, state lawmakers helped to shield PG&E from billions in wildfire liability: California Senate Bill 901, which Gov. read more

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‘I’m not giving up hope.’ Search for the missing continues in California wildfires

‘I’m not giving up hope’ Near an evacuation ... “risked their lives trying to save our home.” In a post on his official website decrying the impact of climate change, Young said “I have lost my home b... read more


California fire updates: Death toll rises to 5 in Butte, Valley fires

Mecchi, who lives in Mariposa ... according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Click on the map for more information. Fire officials are warning residents near the Valley fi... read more

At least 21 dead in horrific California wildfires, hundreds missing

Mandatory evacuations and road closures were underway in Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties, the heart of California’s wine country, as the flames threatened thousands of structures. The Atlas fire has ... read more

Tracking the California Wildfires: Wednesday

2 Views of Lifted Evacuation Orders, 5:35 ... LYONS The release also draws parallels between the California fires and the 2005 hurricane that devastated New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast — and ta... read more

Corey Adams Searchlight Act, creating ‘Green Alert’ for missing veterans, signed into law

MADISON — Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday, March 28 signed into law a bill that creates a new alert system for missing veterans. It is called the Corey Adams Searchlight Act. It is named after a Mi... read more

Colorado Wildfire Deaths Blamed on 911 Malfunction

The three victims had all contacted the Jefferson County 911 system to ask about the fire, but were not told by dispatchers to evacuate, and did not receive the automated notification in time to save ... read more

Fire engine used to save lives in 9/11, has found new life in Eolia MO

“This truck belonged North Arlington, New Jersey Fire Department,” LaFave said. “It was called shortly after the second tower collapsed because it had a cascade system. Those high ... in saving thousa... read more

A week of wildfire terror and destruction as captured by the Napa Valley Register

loss of life and evacuations. The fires that started one year ago Monday were driven by gale-force winds that propelled them forward with unbelievable speed, incinerating neighborhoods and sending res... read more



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