fire season

Fire season at its peak

Fire season is raging in California since the early part of summer. “Fire seasons have been getting steadily longer and more severe each year,” said Rocklin Fire Depar ...

Fires are our new norm

California is on fire. While the fires have dominated national news, we don’t need TV newscasters or the Wall Street Journal telling us that Northern California is ablaze. ...

Fire prevention needed now

Fire prevention and safety are always a top priority, especially during these dry summer months. But this year, it’s more important than ever. The golden brown grasslands ar ...

Fire season preview: Local fire chiefs weigh in

Though California has had one of its wettest winters on record, area fire chiefs warn against complacency as fire season approaches. Last year California saw 51 wildfires, some of ...

State is starting what appears to be a hot fire season

It’s still spring, and major fires have broken out throughout the state, scorching thousands of acres. November and December were great winter-type months — good rain ...

There's more than one way to tag an abalone

There are numerous special restrictions if you go after abalone.One main restriction is there must be a tag hanging off that shellfish. If a warden asks to see your catch and there ...

Fire season started Monday with two brush fires

On Monday, the state of California declared the official start of fire season as of 8 a.m. Only two hours into fire season and the Lincoln Fire Department found itself responding ...

Early dry conditions point to busy fire season ahead

A scorching start to fire season has sent a clear message to fire officials about the summer ahead. “We are active very early,” said Bill Mendonca, battalion chief with Cal Fi ...