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The solution to wildfires can help us and the environment

The Dixie Fire is the second-largest fire in California’s history. According to CAL Fire, the department of forestry and fire protection of California, California averages 7,575 fires a year, covering approximately 2,333,909 acres. The Dixie Fire burned for more than two months and stopped shy of one million acres, ending on Sept. 26. The fire […]

Alex Ianonne | Banner | An abandoned van sits facing a smoldering pile of ashes that can be seen underneath an overpass.

Fires burn record-breaking levels of acreage across California

Roughly 7,452 fires have broken out across California in 2020. Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Aug. 18 as a result of severe wildfires. Following this announcement, the White House passed California’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration  on Aug. 22 to help support the state’s emergency response to the fire. […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Riverside Firefighters help extinguish the fire near Santa Ana River in Riverside California

River bottom fire breaks out in Riverside

The Riverside Fire Department has achieved 50% containment on a vegetation fire that broke out Thursday, Feb. 6, on the Santa Ana Bike Path in the area of Grand Avenue. All evacuation orders have been lifted and no injuries have been reported. At its inception around 10 a.m., the Riverbottom Fire initially covered only 10 […]

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Amazon forest fires lack funding

Thousands watched as smoke billowed up from one of the world’s most famous landmarks. Around the globe, people donated to help the firefighting efforts, with governments and international corporations pledging millions, as well. That was the scene after the fire inside the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Since the fire on April 15, more than  […]

Southern California wild fires burn CBU student Peter Thomas’ backyard and neighborhood hills in Burbank.

L.A. fires threaten student homes

A total of 626,216 acres are covered in ash because of the 6,409 acres that have torn across California since the start of 2017, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Los Angeles and Riverside counties were affected by five of the fires, which included the largest brush fire in L.A. history. […]

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Three dead, two injured in Riverside plane crash

A twin-engine plane crashed into a Riverside neighborhood on Monday evening, resulting in three casualties, two injuries and the destruction of two homes. Reports of what felt like an earthquake came to the Riverside Police Department around 4:50 p.m. The Cessna 310, en route to San Jose from Riverside Municipal Airport, was carrying five passengers […]