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California News: Wildfires – Bear Treated With Fish Skins, Firefighters Return

DAVIS, CA – State wildlife officers and a University of California, Davis veterinarian have again used fish skins and other novel forms of pain management to treat a wild animal: a bear cub injured in the Carr Fire. Jamie Peyton, chief of the Integrative Medicine Service at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, used … Continue reading California News: Wildfires – Bear Treated With Fish Skins, Firefighters Return

California News: Governor Brown Issues Executive Order to Streamline Cleanup and Recovery in Communities Impacted by Wildfires

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an executive order to cut red tape and help streamline recovery efforts in communities impacted by the devastating wildfires that continue to burn in Lake, Siskiyou, Shasta, Mendocino and Napa counties. There are 15 major fires currently burning in California that have destroyed homes … Continue reading California News: Governor Brown Issues Executive Order to Streamline Cleanup and Recovery in Communities Impacted by Wildfires

St Louis News: Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation Donation Supports Wildfire Victims

ST. LOUIS, MO – As wildfires rage in northern California, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation – the philanthropic arm of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand – is pledging $250,000 in support of the American Red Cross’ efforts to help provide shelter, food, water and supplies for residents in the fire-ravaged areas. “We are glad to do what … Continue reading St Louis News: Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation Donation Supports Wildfire Victims

California News: CA Governor Brown Meets with Fire, Emergency Leaders in Shasta County, Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Northern California Wildfires

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today met with local leaders and fire and emergency management officials at the Carr Fire Incident Command Post in Shasta County and officially requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to bolster the ongoing emergency response and help residents recover from the devastating fires burning in Lake, … Continue reading California News: CA Governor Brown Meets with Fire, Emergency Leaders in Shasta County, Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Northern California Wildfires

LISBON, Portugal | Red alerts for Portugal, Spain amid smothering heat wave

LISBON, Portugal — Portugal and Spain are sweltering under an intense wave of heat that has produced near-record temperatures in the southern European countries. Portugal has issued red alerts for extreme heat for more than half the country Saturday, with thermometers approaching 46 degrees Celsius (114.8 degrees Fahrenheit). The country’s highest ever recorded temperature was … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | Red alerts for Portugal, Spain amid smothering heat wave

American Optometric Association (AOA) News: ‘Like Armageddon:’ Doctor of optometry depicts historic wildfire

ST LOUIS, MO – Wildfires are a fact of life in arid California.  Prescribed burns and lightning strikes commonly spark blazes that billow smoke for days on end.  So, when a smoke cloud drifted over Whiskeytown Lake, it wasn’t necessarily cause for concern for Curtis Newcomb, O.D.-or anyone, really-some 18 miles away in Redding. “No … Continue reading American Optometric Association (AOA) News: ‘Like Armageddon:’ Doctor of optometry depicts historic wildfire

REDDING, California | The Latest: Police: 3 confirmed dead in California wildfire

REDDING, Calif. — The Latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Family members say three people missing in a Northern California wildfire have been confirmed dead.  Sherry Bledsoe said Saturday that her two children and her grandmother died in the fire near Redding. The fatalities bring the death toll to five … Continue reading REDDING, California | The Latest: Police: 3 confirmed dead in California wildfire

HELSINKI  | Sweden says wildfires remain serious threat

HELSINKI  — Swedish officials say the country’s wildfires remain a serious situation, with the continuing hot and extremely dry weather making firefighting efforts very hard despite broad international help. Britta Ramberg, operative director of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, which is coordinating firefighting efforts, said Monday said that the risk of new blazes is now … Continue reading HELSINKI  | Sweden says wildfires remain serious threat