10 Oct '17, 2pm

'Unprecedented' Wildfires Break Out in Northern and Southern California

'Unprecedented' Wildfires Break Out in Northern and Southern California

California is on fire. Multiple major fires broke out in many parts of the state, burning more than 100,000 acres. More than a dozen wildfires ravaged across Northern California as of Tuesday morning. At least 11 people have died , 100 have been injured , tens of thousands evacuated, and more than 1,500 homes and businesses were destroyed. In Sonoma County, fire officials fielded 100 phone calls about missing persons. 350.org founder Bill McKibben tweeted that the Napa firestorm left the city looking like it had been bombed. The wine country blazes started on Sunday and are among the most devastating in state history , according to media reports. "We often have multiple fires going on, but the majority of them all started right around same time period, same time of night—it's unprecedented," Amy Head, the fire captain spokesperson for Cal Fire, told the Guardian . "I hate ...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/california-wildfires-2495161478....

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Following an emergency declaration by California Gov. Jerry Brown, the state National Guard was mobilizing resources today...

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It’s peak wildfire season in California, and today is shaping up to be one of the worst days in state history. More than 3...

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sierraclub.org 11 Oct '17, 8pm

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As I sit here, my heart hurts and I feel sick to my stomach. My state, my beautiful California is burning and has been for...

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grist.org 11 Oct '17, 8pm

California’s out-of-control wildfires are officially the worst in state history. Heartbreaking images are pouring in from ...

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