Wildfires

In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 Jennifer Christensen sorts through items found in a safe at the remains of her home in Paradise, Calif. Christensen and her 2-year-old son, Avery, moved to Paradise about a year ago. Upon returning to what was once home, she found a safe with melted jewelry in it. Christensen is not sure of her future plans but feels so much loyalty to her town that she recently had a tattoo done on her upper arm that reads, "Love is thicker than smoke," and below that, "Paradise Strong." (AP Photo/Don Thompson)
December 06, 2018 - 1:49 am
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly four weeks after the devastating blaze leveled her town, Jennifer Christensen was allowed back to return to her home in Paradise, where the first thing she saw was her son's charred tricycle in the front yard. Christensen was among hundreds of residents who were...
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December 05, 2018 - 10:15 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A new study says a rare fire tornado that raged during the deadly fire this summer in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that towered miles into the atmosphere. The study in the Geophysical Research...
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Returning resident Frank Windt checks his home that was burned in the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Hundreds of residents were finally allowed back into neighborhoods a month after a blaze killed at least 85 people and destroyed about 14,000 homes. More than 50,000 people in Paradise and the neighboring communities of Magalia and Concow were forced to quickly flee the towering, wind-driven flames that charred 240 square miles (622 square kilometers). (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
December 05, 2018 - 9:52 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Joyce and Jerry McLean sifted through twisted metal and broken glass Wednesday on the property where their mobile home once stood, hoping to find precious family possessions that might have survived the devastating California wildfire that leveled Paradise. They were among...
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Sara Sullivan searches for belongings at her Magalia, Calif., home, destroyed by the Camp Fire, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
December 04, 2018 - 8:18 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The search for people unaccounted for after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least a century is winding down in Northern California, with just 11 names left on a fluctuating list that once approached 1,300 and prompted fears that hundreds had died in the flames. The declining...
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CORRECTS LAST NAME TO HAIL, NOT HALL - Erica Hail hugs son Vance Maloney, 5, while preparing her children for their first day of school since the Camp Fire destroyed their home, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Yuba City, Calif. The family, who lost their five-bedroom home in Paradise, plans to stay in a hotel room through February. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
December 04, 2018 - 12:58 am
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Eight-year-old Bella Maloney woke up next to her little brother in a queen-size bed at a Best Western hotel and for breakfast ate a bagel and cream cheese that her mother brought up from the lobby. And then she was off to school for the first time in nearly a month. For...
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A mudslide trapped several vehicles along Valley of the Falls Drive in Forest Falls in San Bernardino County, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Forecasters say the weather system that has been raining all day on Southern California has developed instability and may produce thunderstorms. Mud and rock slides have also closed two mountain highways northeast of Los Angeles. (Stan Lim/The Orange County Register via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 9:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Flash flooding hit a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California on Thursday, forcing officials to deploy swift water rescue teams to save people stuck in vehicles and rescue them from homes after a downpour near the Paradise area. Authorities said they used boats to rescue...
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Mud and debris has flowed onto Kanan-Dume Road in an area burned by the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, Calif. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Bands of heavy rain are moving across Southern California, raising concerns about mudslides in areas scorched by wildfires. Coastal health authorities are urging people to stay away from beach water, which may contain bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash and other public health hazards due to runoff. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
November 29, 2018 - 6:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on rain in California in regions scarred by wildfires (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A thunderstorm in a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California dumped up to 1½ inches (3.8 centimeters) of rain in an hour, toppling trees and trapping motorists in flooded roads...
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In this Nov. 27, 2018, photo, Bill Engfelt poses for a portrait holding the flyer he made while searching for information on his sister, Mirella Harrison, in Solana Beach, Calif. Engfelt and his sister hadn't been in close contact for years when a fire blew through her hometown of Paradise, Calif. After a lengthy search, she was found safe. He's happy to have found his sister, but frustrated at what he felt was a confusing process to locate her. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 29, 2018 - 3:01 pm
Dixie Singh is No. 158 on the official list of people missing after Northern California's catastrophic wildfire. That came as news to her. "I am the only Dixie Singh I've ever heard of. And I am alive," the 86-year-old woman said Wednesday. Singh's story illustrates the confusion and uncertainty...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018 file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work to restore power lines in Paradise, Calif. PG&E said in a new filing with the state that it determined weather conditions were no longer dangerous enough to warrant a massive power shut off on Nov. 8 - a decision that came as a massive fire was tearing through a Northern California town. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
November 28, 2018 - 8:42 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Flames already were tearing through a Northern California town earlier this month when Pacific Gas & Electric Co. made the decision that improved weather conditions meant it wouldn't have to shut off power to the area as a precaution against wildfires, according to...
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In this Nov. 22, 2018 photo, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea greets Roy and Linda Strop at a community Thanksgiving dinner at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, Calif. The Strops lost their home in Paradise, Calif., in the deadly Nov. 8 Camp wildfire. The Northern California sheriff’s popularity is growing after playing a central role in two major crises. Honea ordered the evacuation of thousands of residents as a wildfire roared through the town of Paradise this month. He also told people living downstream of a dam to flee last year as a spillway threatened to collapse and flood communities. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
November 28, 2018 - 2:53 am
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Those who had fled a deadly Northern California wildfire were looking for answers at an evacuation center when Sheriff Kory Honea walked in. They jumped to their feet, clapped and cheered. The Butte County sheriff came to watch a recent briefing by a state official, but as the...
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