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Crews Get Upper Hand on Destructive Wildfires in West

LOS ANGELES — Firefighters continued to build containment around several destructive wildfires burning in California, though one stubborn blaze in the northern part of the state grew significantly and crossed the border into Oregon. The blaze on the Califor...
Photo of firefighters battling a wildfire northeast of Clearlake Oaks, Calif.

Thousands Flee as Flames Race Across Dry Northern California

CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. — Wind-driven wildfires destroyed buildings and threatened hundreds of others as they raced across dry brush in rural Northern California. The Pawnee Fire, which broke out Saturday near the community of Clearlake Oaks, has destroyed 1...

Is Climate Change Behind California Wildfires?

Gov. Jerry Brown was quick to attribute the numerous wildfires statewide to climate change. However, while not necessarily disputing Brown’s claims, a KQED report from Jacob Margolis provides quite a bit mor...