How we analyzed California’s wildfire evacuation routes

U.S. 04/25/19, 15:46

How many roads are enough to get out?That's the question we wondered after watching tragedy unfold in Paradise, California, last year during the Camp Fire.Paradise had five two-lane roads and one four-lane road leading out of town. But the fire ...

Riding out a wildfire is risky but can be the only option

U.S. 04/25/19, 13:58

For Californians who might have to escape wildfire again this year, the options are perilous. Many live in communities that don't have well-thought-out public evacuation plans and lack the road capacity that's needed to get everyone out fast.Does this mean ...

Parents won’t face endangerment counts in enclosed crib case

U.S. 04/25/19, 12:47

The parents of two young boys found confined in enclosed cribs bolted to the bedroom floor in their Northern California home will not face child endangerment charges, prosecutors said.Modoc County District Attorney Sam Kyllo said there was no evidence the ...

Sheltering in place during a wildfire a dicey strategy

U.S. 04/25/19, 12:02

For Californians who might have to escape wildfire again this year, the options are perilous. Many live in?communities that don't have well-thought-out?public evacuation plans and?lack the road?capacity that's needed to get everyone out fast.Does this mean people should just shelter?in ...

Sheltering in place during a wildfire a dicey strategy

Business 04/25/19, 11:56

For Californians who might have to escape wildfire again this year, the options are perilous. Many live in?communities that don't have well-thought-out?public evacuation plans and?lack the road?capacity that's needed to get everyone out fast.Does this mean people should just shelter?in ...

Sheltering in place during a wildfire a dicey strategy

U.S. 04/25/19, 05:14

For Californians who might have to escape wildfire again this year, the options are perilous. Many live in?communities that don't have well-thought-out?public evacuation plans and?lack the road?capacity that's needed to get everyone out fast.?Does this mean people should just shelter?in ...

Environmental group questions dozers use to fight wildfires

U.S. 03/14/19, 18:40

Bulldozer drivers cut 305 miles (491 kilometers) of fire lines through scenic forest land last year in a desperate bid to stop a massive wildfire's advance on a Northern California city; an effort an environmentalist group said Thursday was largely ...

Woman gets life in California wrong-way, fatal crash

U.S. 12/11/18, 16:08

A Northern California woman who killed a man after she drove head-on into freeway traffic in an apparent suicide attempt has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison.The Record Searchlight reports 29-year-old Grace Elizabeth Ward was sentenced during ...

Man sentenced for stealing California fire evacuees’ trailer

U.S. 10/11/18, 22:17

A man who stole a trailer from a family fleeing a devastating Northern California wildfire has been sentenced to five years in prison.The Shasta County district attorney's office says 20-year-old David Fuentes was sentenced Wednesday for burglary, unlawfully taking a ...

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