Carr Fire News

Study Examines Deadly California ‘Firenado’

A rare fire tornado that raged during this summer’s deadly Carr Fire in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that towered miles into the atmosphere, according to a study released …

Causes of California’s Worst Fires Often Go ‘Undetermined’

California officials quickly determined an arsonist started last month’s huge wildfire southeast of Los Angeles, and that two weeks earlier sparks from a vehicle produced a deadly wildfire in the far northern part of the state. But causes for many …

Carr, Mendocino Complex Fire Insurance Claims Top $845M

Two recent California wildfires are now counted among the most destructive wildfires in the state’s history, according to Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Insured residential and commercial losses from the Carr and Mendocino Complex fires top $845 million. The insurance commissioner …

Battling 18 Blazes, California Faces Worst Fire Season Yet

The largest wildfire ever recorded in California needed just 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of Los Angeles – and it’s only one of many enormous blazes that could make this the worst fire season in state …

Up to 10,000 California Homes Threatened by Twin Wildfires

Twin wildfires tearing through vineyards and brushy hills threatened some 10,000 homes in Northern California Tuesday – yet another front in the seemingly endless summer of wildfires that have ravaged some of the most scenic areas of the state. The …

Crews Lament Longer Wildfire Season, Erratic Blazes

Exhausted and hungry, some 12,000 firefighters are working 24-hour shifts battling deadly California wildfires and becoming resigned to fire seasons that start earlier, burn longer and unleash increasingly unpredictable blazes. “There’s a lot going on up here, endless fires, and …