Harris, Vilsack tout $80mil in spending for Calif. wildfire prevention
The funds are part of the broader infrastructure package pushed by President Joe Biden.
March 20, 2023
Suit seeks to block Forest Service use of fire retardant to combat wildfires
The environmental group's lawsuit could bar forestry officials from effectively fighting devastating and deadly wildfires for years.
March 12, 2023
Highway 140 reopens as fire officials gain grip on Yosemite-based Oak Fire
A wildfire ignited near Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County on Friday is, once again, threatening the area and forcing evacuations for residents in the mountainous communities in the Sierra foothills.
July 27, 2022
Conway presses Feds to use “every available tool” to fight wildfires, including one developed by Valley company
“For decades, forest agencies have either failed to implement fundamental wildfire prevention measures or have been prevented from doing so by environmental regulations,” Rep. Connie Conway (R-Tulare) said.
July 21, 2022
Washburn Fire grows as suppression ramps up, blaze 25% contained
The blaze, ignited near the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, has threatened on of America's iconic national parks.
July 11, 2022
Power outages persist, wildfire evacuation orders lifted after Wed. morning lightning strikes
Thunderstorms early Wednesday morning have forced evacuations in eastern Fresno County.
June 22, 2022
Wildfire breaks out in Fresno Co. foothills, 50% contained, officials say
A U.S. Forest Service firefighter was airlifted out with injuries after being hit by a boulder while fighting the blaze.
May 11, 2022
Madera Co. vocalizes support for biomass program to ease wildfires
"California is finally making progress on long-overdue forest health improvement and wildfire risk reduction projects, but there has never been a greater need to increase the pace and scale of those projects," local officials said.
May 3, 2022
Fresno lawmaker roughs up Feds amid push to cut back wildfire prevention efforts
"While I respect that the [U.S. Fish and Wildlfe] Service supports land management activities that contribute to healthy forests, history has not been kind to the federal government and its forest management policies," the lawmaker wrote.
November 15, 2021
Tulare Co. knocks Feds’ clampdown on wildfire efforts in Sierra forest
Environmentalists have attempted to use the Southern Sierra Nevada Fisher, a weasel-like creature, to block wildfire prevention efforts in court. Now, Federal officials are going one step further.
November 9, 2021