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Survival and Optimism Rise from Ashes of California Fires

The blue skies ended in southern Oregon. As my family drove back to Fresno on a cross-country RV trip, we headed down I-5. Initially, I thought the white plumes were coastal fog. The campfire smell proved otherwise. Upon my return to Fresno, I realized the thing I will miss the...

Wildfire Season Begins With a Bang. Are You Prepared?

SAN FRANCISCO — Thousands fled their homes as major wildfires encroached on a charred area of Northern California still recovering from severe blazes in recent years, sparking concern the state may be in for another destructive series of wildfires this summer. Severe drought has already forced officials in several western...