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A Fast-Moving Wildfire Has Burned 2,000 Acres in Southern California. What to Know About the Tenaja Fire

A Fast-Moving Wildfire Has Burned 2,000 Acres in Southern California. What to Know About the Tenaja FireFire officials have issued mandatory evacuation orders to over 400 homes in Riverside County



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Fast-moving wildfire erupts in California, forcing thousands to evacuate

Fast-moving wildfire erupts in California, forcing thousands to evacuateMountain fire races across hundreds of acres in just hours as wildfire season looms large over the stateThis photo provided by Cal Fire shows an aerial view of the Mountain Fire on 22 August. Photograph: APA fast-moving wildfire that broke out on Thursday in northern California has forced the evacuation of nearly 4,000 residents, racing across at least 600 acres within just a few hours, officials say. The Mountain fire, which erupted on the outskirts of a national forest in northern California, has threatened 1,110 homes and structures. As of Friday morning the fire was 40% contained , according to Cal Fire.The cause of the fire is under investigation.Photos of the blaze posted on Twitter by the Shasta county sheriff’s office showed thick black and gray smoke billowing into the area over a highway near the Shasta-Trinity national forest.“Jones Valley and Bella Vista area residents! This situation is very fluid and rapidly changing, if you do not see your road listed but feel you are in danger YOU MAY EVACUATE to Shasta College Gymnasium,” the sheriff’s department said in a separate tweet.The Mountain fire is threatening thousands of homes and forcing evacuations. Photograph: APThe Shasta College campus was closed along with Highway 299 and about a dozen smaller roads. Residents of small communities in the path of the flames were told to evacuate or be prepared to flee on short notice.California was hit by some of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in a century last year and state officials have warned this year’s fire season could be similarly intense.The Camp fire, which broke out in Butte county in November and overran the town of Paradise, killed 86 people and left thousands of others homeless. State fire investigators determined that the Camp fire was sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric Co transmission lines.The Mountain fire broke out on the same day that Bernie Sanders, the senator and Democratic presidential candidate, unveiled his $ 16.3tn climate change plan and toured Paradise, which he called a “wake-up call for our entire nation”.“Climate change is a major, major crisis for our country, and the entire world, and one of the manifestations of that crisis is what happened here,” Sanders said as he walked through a burned-out mobile home park in Paradise alongside people who lost their homes in last November’s deadly blaze.



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Wildfire on Hawaiian Island of Maui Forces Thousands to Evacuate

Wildfire on Hawaiian Island of Maui Forces Thousands to EvacuateA wildfire spreading through Hawaii's Maui island forced thousands of residents and tourists to evacuate on Thursday, according to local officials.



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Hawaii's Maui Island wildfire forces evacuations

Hawaii's Maui Island wildfire forces evacuationsThe 3,000 acre brush fire in Maui’s central valley was uncontrolled Thursday night, Maui Mayor Mike Victorino told a news conference. A National Weather Service satellite photo showing smoke hanging over the island was posted on local media and social media sites. The brush fire was reported about 10:30 a.m., local time, and steady winds of up to 20 mph fanned the flames, officials said.



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California governor proposes a $21 billion wildfire fund

California governor proposes a $  21 billion wildfire fundCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed helping utilities create a fund of up to $ 21 billion to compensate future victims of wildfires sparked by the companies’ equipment or employees, an aide said on Friday. The proposal by the Democratic governor follows the bankruptcy filing earlier this year of San Francisco-based utility PG&E Corp, which anticipates $ 30 billion in liabilities from wildfires that have been blamed on its equipment, including the state’s deadliest blaze which killed more than 80 people last year. The state’s other two large utilities, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric, have seen their credit ratings downgraded over wildfire concerns.



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FEMA Released Personal Info of 2.3 Million Hurricane and Wildfire Survivors, Watchdog Says

FEMA Released Personal Info of 2.3 Million Hurricane and Wildfire Survivors, Watchdog SaysPotentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft



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PG&E files for bankruptcy amid California wildfire lawsuits, citing billions in claims

PG&E files for bankruptcy amid California wildfire lawsuits, citing billions in claimsThe utility filed bankruptcy documents despite investigators determining last week that its equipment was not to blame for a 2017 fire that killed 22.



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Trump, California spar over money for wildfire relief funds

Trump, California spar over money for wildfire relief fundsSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to withhold money to help California cope with wildfires, a day after new Gov. Gavin Newsom asked him to double the federal investment in forest management.



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California Republicans object after Trump threatens wildfire aid

California Republicans object after Trump threatens wildfire aidSACRAMENTO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out once more at California on Wednesday for a series of devastating wildfires he blames on poor forest management, threatening to withhold federal disaster aid in a Twitter blast that drew rebukes from lawmakers in his own party. Trump’s tweet, the latest of several in recent months accusing California of bringing wildfires on itself, came two days after newly elected Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, used the occasion of his swearing-in to critique “corruption and incompetence” of the Republican president. Beyond Newsom, who has vowed to position California as a counterweight to Trump, the deeply blue state is home to some of the president’s most outspoken political foes, including U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.



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Dog that survived California wildfire guarded home for weeks

Dog that survived California wildfire guarded home for weeksSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dog that survived the catastrophic wildfire in Northern California apparently protected the ruins of his home for almost a month until his owner returned.



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