wildfire preparedness

Jerimiah Oetting / KAZU News

Welcome to KAZU's weekly news roundup for 6/18/21. Here you'll find the top local stories of the week and a few national stories from NPR. 

Doug McKnight / KAZU News

The embers of last year’s fire season in California have died out, but the memories of that horrible time are still fresh. As this year’s fire season begins, homeowners throughout the state are now looking for ways to protect their most valuable possession. 

Steve Palumbi

 


Wildfire season is off to a record-breaking start in California, and the recovery will be a long process, especially for the hundreds of people on the Central Coast and throughout the state who have lost their homes.

CZU Lightning Complex Fire Santa Cruz evacuees
Hannah Hagemann

Progress is being made on the CZU Lightning Complex Fire burning in San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties. The fire is now 19% percent contained after burning over 80,100 acres, as of Wednesday morning. KAZU’s Hannah Hagemann is covering the fire, which has burned over 520 structures in Santa Cruz County so far. She spoke with KAZU’s Doug McKnight on Tuesday.

CZU Lightning Complex Fire Santa Cruz
CHP Santa Cruz

Wildfires have forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate across the Central Coast. Law enforcement officers are working overtime to protect the homes and businesses they left behind. In hard hit Santa Cruz County, looting has led multiple arrests.

Carmel Fire—In Carmel Valley

Aug 22, 2020
SPCA Monterey County

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This page is no longer being updated. It includes resources for those affected by the Carmel Fire.

The Carmel Fire broke out on August 18, 2020 and burned 6,905 acres. It was fully contained on September 4, 2020. 

CZU Lightning Complex Fire—Santa Cruz County

Aug 22, 2020
CZU Lightning Complex Fire Santa Cruz
Cal Fire

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This page is no longer being updated. It includes resources for communities affected by the CZU Lightning Complex.

The CZU Lightning Complex fire broke out on August 16, 2020 and burned over 86,500 acres. Firefighters fully contained the blaze on September 22, 2020.

The fire destroyed over 900 homes in Santa Cruz County and over a dozen in San Mateo County.

River Fire—Near Salinas

Aug 22, 2020
River Fire Salinas California
Dave Beck

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This page is no longer being updated. It includes resources for those affected by the River Fire. 

The River Fire broke out on August 16, 2020 and burned 48,088 acres. Firefighters fully contained the fire on September 4, 2020.

Dolan Fire—Big Sur

Aug 22, 2020
Dolan Fire Big Sur California
Jeff Gillette

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This page is no longer being updated. It includes resources for those affected by the Dolan Fire. 

The Dolan Fire broke out on August 18, 2020 and burned 124,924 acres south of Big Sur and into the Ventana Wilderness. It was contained on December 31, 2020.

Erika Mahoney

 


The Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) has been hosting a series of wildfire safety meetings across the state this summer. On Thursday night, the company met with Monterey County customers.

 

Erika Mahoney

Winter rain created lush green hillsides across California. Soon, summer heat will dry out this growth, creating fuel for wildfire. To prepare, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered fire prevention work in vulnerable communities across the state.

Erika Mahoney

Carmel Valley has known wildfire risks: steep terrain, seasonally dry brush and lots of open space. It also has limited evacuation routes.


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