With summer around the corner, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has tool - the CalFire app - to alert you to nearby fires. The new tool puts a whole library of step-by-step checklists in the palm of the user’s hand. It allows homeowners to track their progress while creating Defensible Space, hardening their homes with fire-resistant construction, assembling an emergency supply kit and creating a family communication and evacuation plan. Users can sign up for customized alerts that will send a text or push notification to their device when CalFire is responding or assisting to a wildfire in their area.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Wildfire app is available in time for summer
See the Detwiler fire from satellite high above California
Cal Fire morning briefing on Detwiler fire
Fighting the Detwiler Fire in air and on ground
Fire burns five acres in Rancho Cordova
Detwiler Fire rages in Mariposa County
Fire takes the life of a woman in North Sacramento
Tips for residents returning home in Wall Fire area
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'Very minimal fire behavior overnight' on Wall Fire
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Whirling inferno spawned by Wall Fire captured in time-lapse video
The 70,000-plus-acre Detwiler fire burning near Yosemite National Park west of Mariposa can bee seen from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite above. The satellite imagery shows wind pushing the smoke.
A Cal Fire spokesman said the Wall fire that the evacuation order for residents has been downgraded to a warning, allowing affected Butte County residents to return to their homes if they provide identification.
A time-lapse video from July 7, 2017 (7 p.m.) shows a whirling inferno from the Wall Fire as flames cross a ridge just south of Oroville in Butte County. The Nevada Seismological Laboratory, University of Nevada, took the video with a camera at Lake Orovi
The California Highway Patrol reports Tuesday morning that Interstate 80 is closed in both directions, westbound traffic at the Nevada state line and eastbound traffic at Highway 267. Mount Rose Highway the preferred alternate route, according to the CHP.
The California Highway Patrol reports Tuesday morning that the Farad Fire is burning alongside Interstate 80. The 600-acre fire has closed the freeway in both directions: westbound traffic at the Nevada state line and eastbound traffic at Highway 267. The
Images taken from a camera on Oroville Dam and presented by the University of Nevada Seismology Lab show early stages of the Wall fire in Butte County as the blaze gains strength and intensity on Saturday, July 8, 2017.