FireSeason2021

Gov. Brown signs wildfire resiliency bill

PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW/NBC) – Firefighters in Oregon have battled nine major wildfires just this year. So Friday, the state’s governor took action and signed a $220 million wildfire prevention bill. Governor Kate Brown says this year’s wildfires fueled by climate change are …

Thousands flee California wildfires

QUINCY, Calif. (CNN) – Wildfires in the U.S. so far this year have burned an area bigger than Delaware and Rhode Island combined. As the flames from the Dixie Fire burn out of control, authorities issued evacuation orders. But while many of …

Weather helps crews fighting the Bootleg Fire

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Recent rainfall has helped crews fighting the Bootleg Fire burning in Klamath and Lake Counties. Lightning started the wildfire in rural Klamath County on July 6. It grew rapidly in the following days, expanding into neighboring Lake County. By …

California’s Dixie Fire 21% contained

PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif. (KCRA/NBC) – More Californians are being ordered to evacuate as the Dixie Fire in Butte and Plumas Counties continues to burn. Crews are asking residents to leave, saying they might not be able to rescue people who choose to …