Tag: fires

Inmate firefighters save lives

As fires raged across California last month, more than 1,500 inmates traded their prison issue jumpsuits for flame retardant gear and faced unrelenting flames, smoke and ash.

La Verne reflects on fires, climate

As fires rage across the state with a rising death toll – of more than 59 at press time Thursday – it’s clear that climate change and human impact have intensified California’s prolonged fire seasons.

Battery explosion causes Sheraton fire

At approximately 12:09 a.m. Thursday a fire broke out on the fifth floor of the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel on West McKinley Avenue.

Glendora braces for mudslides

Parts of Glendora and Azusa affected by the Colby Fire last month are now facing mandatory evacuations as the heavy rain expected this weekend poses the thread of mudslides.

Pilots fight fire from the sky

Brackett Airport has served as a staging area for helicopters fighting the Morris Dam Fire, which started August 25, and the Station Fire, which broke out the next day.

Fires affect health

As the devastating fires of the past two weeks die down, many local residents are still feeling the health effects of being exposed to smoke and soot. But just what are the short and long-term health affects of the SoCal fire season?

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