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| California agencies fought fires on federal land. Now Trump won’t pay in full

Added: 23.05.2019 11:00 | 4 views | 0 comments

The US Forest Service audited the reimbursement sent by the state and is withholding $9m, saying they needed more documentation
As California prepares to enter wildfire season, the Trump administration is holding back millions of dollars in requested reimbursement to local fire agencies for battling wildfires on federal lands last year.
After the , California issued a $72m reimbursement request for local firefighting efforts on federal lands. Rather than reimburse the local agencies in full, the US forest service audited the agreement that made this exchange possible and is now withholding $9m.

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'World's largest and fastest squirt gun' ready to help fight wildfires

Added: 23.05.2019 1:59 | 17 views | 0 comments

The Global SuperTanker, a converted Boeing 747-400, has been used in dozens of wildfires across the world since 2009.


Bankruptcy judge approves $105M PG&E fund to help wildfire survivors

Added: 23.05.2019 1:32 | 5 views | 0 comments

A federal judge on Wednesday approved a plan for Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. to establish a $105 million relief fund to assist survivors of recent California wildfires caused by its power lines.


Judge approves $105M fund for California wildfire survivors

Added: 22.05.2019 23:11 | 7 views | 0 comments

Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. received approval on Wednesday to establish a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility's equipment.


Wildfires force nearly 5,000 Canadians out of their homes as firefighters continue to battle growing blazes

Added: 22.05.2019 9:18 | 5 views | 0 comments

Nearly 5,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in northern Alberta, Canada to escape a monstrous blaze that has reached 200,000 acres, the province's government said Tuesday.


California governor declares state of emergency due to increased wildfire risk

Added: 19.05.2019 17:22 | 18 views | 0 comments

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency Friday as result of "a vast tree die-off throughout the state" and deteriorating forest conditions that have increased the risk of wildfires.

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| Last year's wildfires were the most expensive in California history

Added: 18.05.2019 17:22 | 14 views | 0 comments

Most of the $12bn in damages relate to the Paradise fire, which killed 85 and destroyed nearly 19,000 buildings
Insurance claims have topped $12bn for the November wildfires in California, making them the most expensive in state history.
The figure released on Wednesday by the insurance commissioner, Ricardo Lara, covers the fire that destroyed the town of Paradise and two southern California blazes.

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