Camp Fire

California Burning: Episode 4—The Wildland-Urban Interface

Sep 29, 2019
Matt Fidler

 

Wildfires are no longer isolated to our forests in California. They now also threaten our cities. On the fourth episode of California Burning, we focus on where urban and wild spaces meet and hear from people who have experienced some of the most tragic fires in California’s history.

California Burning: Episode 5—Our Future With Fire

Sep 29, 2019
Matt Fidler

 

How can we address all the different factors associated with the wildfires plaguing California? On the fifth and final episode of California Burning, we seek solutions. We learn about alternative building materials that can withstand fire, and we go to a fire-resistant house that was the only in its neighborhood to survive the 2018 Carr Fire.  

NSPR's Camp Fire Weekly Call: 9/26

Sep 26, 2019


It’s again time for our weekly check-in with representatives from some of the lead agencies attempting to help Camp Fire survivors. Earlier today we welcomed Butte County spokeswoman Casey Hatcher and Paradise spokeswoman Colette Curtis into our studios, and also heard from Justin Jacobs with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and Mickey Rich of the Paradise Irrigation District.

 

Casey Hatcher opens our roundtable with word of a new state program aimed at resolving of a major impediment to rebuilding: burnt trees on private property that owners won’t or can’t afford to remove. 

Preventive PG&E Blackout Stretches Into Second Day

Sep 25, 2019
Ben Margot / AP Photo

Thousands remain without power across the Sierra Foothills as Pacific Gas and Electric Company continues pre-emptive blackouts. Outages stretch from Butte Meadows in Butte County in the north to Foresthill in Placer County in the south.  

 

The company said it restored power yesterday to most affected customers, then began cutting power again early this morning.  

NSPR's Camp Fire Weekly Call: 9/12

Sep 12, 2019


It’s again time for our weekly check-in with representatives from some of the lead agencies attempting to help Camp Fire survivors. Earlier today we received updates from Debra Young, a public information officer from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, Justin Jacobs, representing the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Colette Curtis spokeswoman for the town of Paradise and Butte County Spokeswoman Casey Hatcher.

Gallagher Explains Camp Fire Housing Bill

Sep 10, 2019
Noah Berger / AP Photo

A bill temporarily easing regulation and oversight of certain types of construction awaits the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom.

Introduced and carried by North State Assemblyman James Gallagher, Assembly Bill 430 suspends certain aspects of California’s landmark environmental regulations and limits some avenues typically used by opponents to delay or block projects.

NSPR's Camp Fire Weekly Call: 8/29

Aug 29, 2019


It’s again time for our weekly check-in with representatives from some of the lead agencies attempting to help Camp Fire survivors. Earlier today we received updates from Debra Young, a public information officer from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, Justin Jacobs, representing the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and Colette Curtis spokeswoman for the town of Paradise and Butte County Spokeswoman Casey Hatcher.

Noah Berger / AP Photo

The deadliest wildfire in written California history traumatized a region. The scars it left on the landscape and in survivor’s memories will take decades to heal. Parceling out blame for the blaze has become a local obsession.  

Rather than a proverbial, moustache twirling villain, Journalist Mark Arax, in a lengthy cover feature earlier this month in California Sunday Magazine, found multiple causes, some stretching back to the Gold Rush. Marc Albert begins the conversation by asking how the unrelated causes intersected.

 

NSPR's Camp Fire Weekly Call: 8/22

Aug 22, 2019


Repair and reconstruction continues in the Camp Fire’s wake. County officials have opened a part time satellite permit center on the ridge which should be especially convenient for Magalia residents, meanwhile, in the valley, the first families are moving into a long awaited FEMA housing site and, your questions. 

 

It’s time for our weekly check in with representatives from agencies assisting Camp Fire survivors. Joining us: Debra Young of FEMA, Justin Jacobs with CalOES, and Casey Hatcher of Butte County, we’ll start with Colette Curtis of the town of Paradise. 

 

Noah Berger / AP Photo


The Town of Paradise has hired one of Congressman Doug LaMalfa’s former aides to help shepherd and coordinate recovery efforts. 

 

Laura Page, who served as the congressman’s Senior District Advisor, starts a new job this morning: orchestrating the delivery of the town’s top priorities. 

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