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As California Thins Forests To Limit Fire Risk, Some Resist

Dec 13, 2019
Bob White / Flickr / Creative Commons

Buzzing chainsaws are interrupted by the frequent crash of breaking branches as crews fell towering trees and clear tangled brush in the densely forested Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco.

Fire Crews Take Advantage Of Calmer Weather In California

Nov 1, 2019
J.M. Eddins Jr. / U.S. Air Force

Calmer weather allowed crews to increase containment of wildfires after a three-week siege of gusts fanned blazes across California and led utilities to cut power to prevent winds from blowing branches into electric lines and igniting an inferno.

AFP

Two dozen fires have burned almost 200,000 acres of wild and urban spaces in Northern California, destroying more than 5,700 structures and killing at least 34 people.