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#1 Crews Make Progress in Containing Texas Wildfire

Mar 23 2022 // Firefighting crews were making progress containing a massive Texas wildfire that was blamed for last week’s death of a deputy, officials said. The Eastland Complex has burned about 85 square miles (220 square...

#2 US Starts Criminal Probe Into PG&E Role in California Wildfire

Sep 27 2022 // Federal officials have initiated a criminal investigation into PG&E Corp.’s potential role in starting California’s largest wildfire of the year. On Sept. 24, the US Forest Service removed one of the...

#3 Record Heatwave Scorches Europe, as Wildfires Continue to Rage in France, Spain

Jul 19 2022 // Britain was forecast to see temperatures hit 40C (104F) for the first time on Tuesday after logging its warmest night on record, while wildfires raged across parched countryside in France, Spain and elsewhere. As a...

#4 Climate Migration: California Wildfire Pushes Family to Vermont ‘Climate Haven’

Aug 9 2022 // PROCTOR, Vt. (AP) — Weeks after surviving one of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in California history, the Holden family just wanted a new home. The family of seven couldn’t find anything nearby to...

#5 Concerned Scientists: Climate Ties U.S. Wildfires and Water Together in Many Ways

Jun 9 2022 // A provider of predictive data and analytics for climate risk and resilience is partnering with global environmental organization The Nature Conservancy to protect sensitive natural areas and provide estimates of future...

#6 How Climate Change Is Fueling More Intense Global Wildfires

May 16 2022 // Already, 2022 is taking its place in a pantheon of years that have seen the nature of fire change — and all parts of the world fall under threat. It’s only expected to get worse, with drought and heat waves looming...

#7 Western U.S. Wildfires Explode in Size Amid Hot, Windy Conditions

Aug 1 2022 // Wildfires in California and Montana exploded in size overnight amid windy, hot conditions and were quickly encroaching on neighborhoods, forcing evacuation orders for over 100 homes Saturday, while an Idaho blaze was...

#8 Extreme Wildfires Expected to Increase 30% by 2050

Feb 24 2022 // Indonesia’s peatlands, California’s forests, and, now, vast swathes of Argentine wetland have all been ravaged by extreme wildfires, heralding a fiery future and the dire need to prevent it. With climate change...

#9 Massive New Mexico Wildfire Costs Top $65M

May 11 2022 // Many homes near America’s largest wildfire survived the latest barrage of howling winds and erratic flames but New Mexico’s governor said Tuesday the risk of more destruction is high and that the long-term...

#10 Sunshine State Could See Higher Risk of Property-Destroying Wildfires

May 17 2022 // Perhaps the rain from hurricanes can help extinguish the wildfires. That may be the only silver lining to computer modeling reports suggesting that just as hurricanes and flooding from tropical storms are likely to...

#11 2 Bodies Found Inside Vehicle in Path of Big California Wildfire

Aug 2 2022 // Authorities said two bodies were found inside a burned vehicle in the path of a raging Northern California wildfire that is one of several major blazes burning across the U.S. West amid hot, dry, gusty conditions. The...

#12 Threat from Western Wildfires Persists Despite Help of Weather

Sep 12 2022 // Firefighters made progress against a huge Northern California wildfire that was still growing and threatening thousands of mountain homes on Sunday, while crews also battled major blazes that blanketed large swaths of...

#13 Rain Helps Slow Alaska Wildfire That Prompted Evacuations

Jul 12 2022 // Some rain helped firefighters battling an Alaska wildfire that prompted evacuations. About a half inch fell into early Monday, allowing crews to build more fire breaks to help control the wildfire started by lightning June...

#14 North Texas Wildfires Continue to Erupt

Aug 5 2022 // One firefighter was injured and two others were treated for heat exhaustion while fighting a wildfire in North Texas that burned almost half a square mile Wednesday, officials said. The fire near Tolar, about 40 miles (65...

#15 California Commissioner, Emergency Agencies Issue ‘Safer From Wildfires’ Framework

Feb 14 2022 // California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and emergency management leaders in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Administration on Monday announced “Safer from Wildfires,” an insurance framework that incorporates...

#16 Guy Carpenter Launches European Wildfire Risk Score as Exposure Management Tool

Oct 18 2021 // Guy Carpenter & Co., the reinsurance business of Marsh McLennan has announced the launch of a Wildfire Risk Score designed to help clients manage their exposure to the evolving risk of wildfire across Europe. The...

#17 Evacuations Lifted for Wildfire on California Coast

Jan 27 2022 // Evacuation orders were lifted Wednesday as firefighters strengthened control lines and mopped up hot spots at a wildfire along California’s Big Sur coast, authorities said. Fire activity was minimal overnight, with...

#18 Biden Administration Unveils ‘Wildfire Crisis Strategy’ for Western States

Jan 19 2022 // The Biden administration on Tuesday unveiled a 10-year plan to treat and maintain millions of additional acres of forests in the western United States to reduce the severity of seasonal wildfires. “We’re not...

#19 Southern California Wildfire Almost Fully Contained, Residents Go Home

Oct 19 2021 // Residents who fled the Alisal Fire west of Santa Barbara have been allowed to return home. All evacuation orders and warnings were canceled Sunday afternoon. The fire was 87% contained Monday morning and its size was...

#20 Modeler Estimates Insured Losses From Colorado Wildfire at $1B

Jan 6 2022 // The Colorado wildfire that destroyed nearly 1,000 homes in late December will result in roughly $1 billion in losses, according to a report from catastrophe modeler Karen Clark & Co. On Dec. 30, a devastating...