A Walmart parking lot in California has become a camp for wildfire evacuees (WMT)

Noah Berger/AP Images A Walmart parking lot in Chico, California, is now the site of a makeshift evacuee camp. Californians fleeing the disastrous Camp Fire have gathered in the store’s parking lot. Volunteers have also converged in the area to help fire victims. A Walmart parking lot in Chico, California, is now doubling as a evacuee […]

California wildfire rips through nuclear waste site, fueling airborne toxin risk concerns

The Woolsey fire that engulfed over 90,000 acres in California last weekend may have spread toxic and radioactive substances from a Superfund site, according to activists who believe authorities might be downplaying the risks. The fire passed through the Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL), a federal Superfund site in the Simi Hills that was the […]

‘Sanctions are coming’: Trump’s Game of Thrones Iran threat unleashes internet wildfire

US President Donald Trump’s decision to use a Game of Thrones themed picture to threaten Iran with sanctions has set off social media like a band of wildlings attacking a freefolk village. On Friday Trump tweeted an image of himself purposefully striding forward along with the words “Sanctions are coming. November 5” written in the […]

New wildfire tears through drought-stricken forest as California reels from its biggest fire in state history

AP Photo/Noah Berger The Delta Fire in Northern California scorched nearly 25,000 acres of dry wildland as it raged on for a third day. Fire officials said they were making progress, but there was no containment as of Friday night. This latest fire comes as California struggles to recover from the worst fire in state […]

Verizon data throttling hampered response to Mendocino wildfire

Santa Clara County Fire Chief Anthony Bowden has filed an addendum (PDF) as part of a lawsuit headed by 22 state attorneys general that’s seeking to reinstate net neutrality regulations repealed by the FCC in December. In the addendum, Ars Technica reports, the fire chief claims that Verizon throttled an unlimited data plan to the […]

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California is now staring down the largest wildfire in state history

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Twin Northern California blazes fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather grew Monday to become the largest wildfire in state history. Fire officials said on Monday that the two fires burning a few miles apart, known as the Mendocino Complex are being treated as one incident. It has scorched 283,800 acres […]

The wildfire tearing through Northern California created an insane-looking ‘fire tornado’ — see the footage

AP Photo/Noah Berger Videos show the Carr Fire producing a ‘fire tornado’ as it rips through the town of Redding, California. The blaze is so hot it’s creating its own weather patterns.  See below for the footage. The Carr Fire tearing through Northern California is so powerful that it’s creating its own weather patterns — and it’s producing […]