Breathing Hazard! Bay Area Air Quality Advisory Issued Due to Wildfire Smoke!
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued an air quality advisory for the Bay Area due to smoke from wildfires in California and Oregon. While the smoke is not expected to exceed national health standards, it may still cause poor air quality and hazy skies in certain areas. Residents are advised to take precautions and stay indoors with windows and doors closed.
California air quality deteriorates: Spare the Air alert declared due to widespread wildfire smoke
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has taken a proactive step to safeguard the health of its residents by issuing a Spare the Air Alert for today, Wednesday, September 20, and tomorrow, Thursday, September 21.
Wildfire smoke inundates parts of California & alarmed residents are inundating 9-1-1 dispatchers
Residents of Northern California who are smelling wildfire smoke drifting into populated areas are inundating 9-1-1 call centers across the Bay Area and the region reporting the smell of smoke.
A Day in California: Sunshine on the Coast, Snow in the Sierra, and Wildfire Worries
On September 19th, California experienced a diverse range of weather conditions across the state. Along the coast, from San Diego to San Francisco, residents enjoyed mild and pleasant conditions, with temperatures ranging from the low 60s to the mid-70s Fahrenheit (15–24 °C). Inland regions, such as the Central Valley and parts of Southern California, saw warmer temperatures, with highs reaching the upper 80s to low 90s Fahrenheit (29–35 °C).
Fire Crews Quickly Extinguish Grass Fire in the City of Lapwai, Idaho
LAPWAI, ID - Firefighters from three agencies were dispatched to a grass fire in Lapwai early this afternoon during a period of gusty wind. The Ash Avenue Fire was initially reported at 1:42 p.m. behind a home in the 200 block of Ash Avenue. Crews from the Lapwai Volunteer Fire Department, Nez Perce County Rural Fire Department, and the Nez Perce Tribe Forest and Fire Management Division quickly responded to the scene.
Mendocino Artist Felicia Rice on Confronting Issues through Art
The Babblery podcast released a full-length interview with book artist Felicia Rice, an internationally known letterpress artist who resides in Mendocino. Rice's new book, Heavy Lifting, is an artist's response to loss—she lost her home, her studio, and her life's work in the 2020 CZU Lightning Complex fire.
Revised Death Toll in Maui Fires Lower Than Initial Estimates, Still a Devastating Event
In a recent video update, Hawaii's Governor Josh Greene announced a revision in the death toll resulting from the devastating fires that swept through Maui in August. The official count has been adjusted downward to 97, a relief compared to the previously reported 115 casualties according to the Maui Police Department.
Good News Update: Wildfire at Blue Canyon: 100% contained & Burn Ban Reduced to Stage 1.
In checking on the fire yesterday of the Blue Canyon area from across the lake, I couldn't see any smoke as when I looked last a couple of weeks ago. And the app, Watch duty did not have any new updates. However, great news, this morning, 9/16/23 I noticed the app had an update, that the fire has been contained 100% and inactive. I'm sure a lot of the Blue Canyon area residents are relieved as well as myself and my Agate Bay neighbors.
Wyomingites Sue USFS Over Fire Damage
In September 2018, a manmade fire in Northwest Wyoming, which started in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, spread southward, causing significant damage. Twenty-three Wyoming residents and organizations have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service, seeking monetary compensation for damages to their lands, attorney fees, and other appropriate relief. The plaintiffs argue that the Forest Service negligently allowed the Roosevelt fire to spread unchecked, using it as a means to clear forest debris. The lawsuit alleges both personal and property damage, though specific details of the injuries or damages are not provided. From a legal standpoint, the plaintiffs contend that using an unplanned fire for natural resource benefits violates federal law and contradicts the National Environmental Policy Act. They further accuse the agency of failing to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act. The Federal Tort Claims Act is invoked, asserting the U.S. government's liability for the negligence of its employees.
Oprah Winfrey's Response to the Criticism of Her Maui Wildfire Fundraiser
Oprah Winfrey wants everyone to know that she and Dwayne Johnson heard the criticism about their Maui wildfire fundraiser loud and clear, but she doesn't always understand it. The billionaire talked about how upset she was on Tuesday's CBS Mornings show, where she finally answered the criticism.
Joe Rogan and Tulsi Gabbard Criticize Biden Administration's Response to Maui Wildfire Disaster
In a recent podcast discussion, Joe Rogan, host of The Joe Rogan Experience, and former Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard strongly criticized the Biden administration's response to the Maui wildfire disaster and its lack of support for affected residents.
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One month after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century questions about response persist.
One month after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in over a century, key questions about the government's preparation and response to the blaze that decimated Lahaina remain unanswered. As experts continue the painstaking task of identifying remains, the specifics of who was in command during the disaster and the reason for the delayed request for state assistance after the town's devastation remain elusive. With county officials avoiding foundational questions and state agencies employing evasive language, determining who was aware of what—and at which point—has proven challenging. However, one stark reality remains: a month later, no official has taken responsibility or publicly apologized for the oversights that may have escalated the death toll.
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Government’s Handling of Hawaii Disaster Leaves Victims in Dire Straits
In the wake of the devastating wildfire that swept through Maui, leaving at least 115 people dead and the town of Lahaina in ruins, the situation on the island remains grim and shrouded in mystery.
MMA star Ilima-Lei Macfarlane accidentally raised $2.6M for Maui wildfire victims
MMA sensation Ilima-Lei Macfarlane has spearheaded a fundraising initiative that has amassed an astounding $2.6 million to aid the victims of the devastating Maui wildfires. Macfarlane is a resident of Honolulu, Hawaii, and has established a fund in response to the island’s devastation by flames that have claimed at least 115 lives. The star also spoke to TMZ Sports about the kindness she has seen in others.
Crisis: Insurance Fleeing the Gulf Coast
Following Hurricane Idalia, the 8th major hurricane to hit the gulf coast in 6 years, Homeowners may no longer be able to find or afford insurance coverage. Deadly storm surges wipe structures off the map. It may be time to consider a no-build zone along threatened coastal regions. Not only Florida, but the entire Gulf region is at risk for more massive storms in the future.
Deadly Plane Crash Sparks 100 Acre Wildfire in Ocean County, NJ
A devastating incident occurred in Lacey Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, when a private plane crashed late Saturday, resulting in a tragic loss of life. The crash not only claimed one person's life but also ignited a sprawling wildfire that now engulfs nearly 100 acres of land. This calamity has sent shockwaves through the community as emergency services battle both the aftermath of the crash and the relentless wildfire.
Oprah & Dwayne Launch People's Fund to Aid Maui Wildfire Victims
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Tiger Island Wildfire: Arson Investigation Underway in Louisiana
In a shocking revelation, Louisiana state officials have confirmed that the largest wildfire in the state's history, the Tiger Island Fire, was intentionally ignited, leading to widespread devastation across the region. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry has urgently sought the public's assistance in identifying the arson suspect responsible for this catastrophic blaze, which has left a trail of destruction in its wake.