Author: Lizzie Johnson

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Dear Reader, Today we publish "Out of the Fire," a four-part series about what it takes to rebuild a life after the most destructive wildfire... [Read More]
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California was on fire again. Through this past summer, blazes raged across the state. They threatened cities and hamlets and shut down a national park.... [Read More]
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Melissa Geissinger measured grief by the number of cars she could see in a driveway or a hotel parking lot. They were a sign of... [Read More]
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The wind pounded against the window panes and whistled under the front door. It screeched, hungry and alive. In her 61 years, Astrid Granger... [Read More]
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In the early years of their marriage, moving was easy. Back then, Henry and Astrid Granger were hungry to create a life together. That was... [Read More]
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A wildfire ignited in Napa County near the northwestern shore of Lake Berryessa on Saturday, quickly growing to at least 1,700 acres and forcing residents... [Read More]
A wildfire ignited in Napa County near the northwestern shore of Lake Berryessa on Saturday, quickly growing to at least 400 acres and forcing residents... [Read More]
A small earthquake briefly shook the East Bay Saturday afternoon, causing BART delays. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake hit around 1:10 p.m. in the East Oakland Hills.... [Read More]
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Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Saturday intended to block new offshore drilling in federal waters along the California coast. The bills - SB834 and... [Read More]
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Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Saturday aimed at blocking new off-shore drilling in federal waters along the California coast. The bills - SB 834... [Read More]
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Evacuations remained in place and Interstate 5 was still shut down as firefighters worked Saturday to protect homes from the flames of a massive inferno... [Read More]
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Big blazes had licked the rugged outskirts of this city before, blackening nearby forests. But a wildfire had never surged across city limits - not... [Read More]
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Big blazes had licked the rugged outskirts of this city before, blackening nearby forests. But a wildfire had never surged across city limits - not... [Read More]
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The call came in early August. Wildfires were ripping along America's western coast from California to Alaska, and there weren't nearly enough firefighters to respond.... [Read More]
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In the predawn hush, Sean Kavanaugh climbed the three steps to the stage to lead the Tuesday morning operational briefing. Only three steps, but some... [Read More]
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Melody and the kids are on vacation, somewhere far away, Ed Bledsoe told himself as he steered his old red pickup along this city's back... [Read More]
A wildfire sparked, and then another, until more than 50 blazes were burning across the landscape. This was late July in Sweden, not California. Familiar... [Read More]
There's no fire in Lake Tahoe. No flames are threatening its bucolic towns and no evacuations are in order. But the smoke is here, obscuring... [Read More]
For more than four hours, no one heard from Braden Varney. The 10-year veteran of California's firefighting force had been dispatched to bulldoze a fire... [Read More]
Braden Varney was coming home, but not in the way anyone expected. ... [Read More]
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