California Gov. Gavin Newsom swung through Three Rivers on Thursday to sign a $15 billion budget bill focused on the climate as two massive wildfires burned nearby.
Two sets of fires in the southern Sierra Nevadas near Sequoia National Park and Forest continue to burn as firefighters attempt to divert them away from damaging ancient Giant Sequoia trees and the Giant Forest.
Firefighters are tackling California’s largest-ever wildfire near Lake Tahoe and fresh blazes in Sequoia National Park. Hope for relief moving forward, however, was extinguished on Capitol Hill.
Kings Canyon National Park joined its neighbor, Sequoia National Park, in being almost entirely closed by U.S. National Park Service officials amid wildfire threat.
Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux issued an evacuation warning for communities near the Windy Fire in the Sequoia National Forest.
A set of wildfires in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Sequoia National Park and Forest have prompted a wave of evacuation orders from fire and Sheriff’s officials.
Nearly every California national forest is set to temporarily close effective Monday at midnight through Sept. 17, the Forest Service announced.
Legislators still await their opportunity to grill Newsom administration and California fire officials over exaggerated claims of wildfire prevention.
The California utility told regulators it may have started the state’s largest wildfire this year in the scar of the infamous 2018 Camp Fire, which it also started.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is walking back a wildfire prevention plan initially put in place by former Gov. Jerry Brown, according to a new report.