California wildfire

Months after California wildfire, pets and owners reunited

Embers falling on their heads, Venesa Rhodes and her husband had seconds to rush their two beloved cats into their SUV before a wildfire last summer would overtake them all. One cat got in. But the other, named Bella, bolted and disappeared as the blaze bore down. The couple had no choice but to flee, … Continue reading Months after California wildfire, pets and owners reunited

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | State says seniors were abandoned during California wildfire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Staff at two senior care centers abandoned residents during an evacuation as wildfires swept through Northern California last October, state officials said Thursday as they moved to revoke licenses from the Santa Rosa facilities and their top administrators. Nobody in either facility died. A Department of Social Services complaint says more than … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | State says seniors were abandoned during California wildfire

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif | Crews make progress battling Southern California wildfire

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif — Firefighters made significant progress trying to tamp down a wildfire that threatened homes and has been raging for days south of Los Angeles, officials said Saturday. Aircraft have been making flight after flight, dumping water and bright pink retardant to protect Lake Elsinore and other foothill communities as the fire sweeps … Continue reading LAKE ELSINORE, Calif | Crews make progress battling Southern California wildfire

UPPER LAKE, Calif. | Repeat wildfire evacuations leave some Californians weary

UPPER LAKE, Calif. — Jessyca Lytle fled a fast-moving Northern California wildfire in 2015 that spared her property but destroyed her mother’s memorabilia-filled home in rural and rugged Lake County. Less than three years later, Lytle found herself listening to scanner traffic and fire-proofing her mother’s new home Tuesday as another wildfire advanced and turned … Continue reading UPPER LAKE, Calif. | Repeat wildfire evacuations leave some Californians weary

REDDING, Calif. | 2 children, great-grandmother perish in California wildfire

REDDING, Calif.— The death count from a Northern California wildfire rose to five Saturday after two young children and their great-grandmother who had been unaccounted for were confirmed dead. “My babies are dead,” Sherry Bledsoe said through tears after she and family members met with Shasta County sheriff’s deputies. Bledsoe’s two children, James Roberts, 5, … Continue reading REDDING, Calif. | 2 children, great-grandmother perish in California wildfire