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On Fire, launched August 2019, delves into the pervasive issue of catastrophic wildfire through a spectrum of lenses

Blackout!

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Are you prepared for prolonged power outages this summer? The Truckee Donner Public Utility District warns that customers could be in for outages lasting one to a few days this summer.

Clearing for Good

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What’s going on with the burn piles and forest clearing happening near Dollar Creek Trail and Rocky Ridge? The California Tahoe Conservancy and California State Parks project managers held a tour to explain.

Woman Arrested for Intentionally Starting Butterfield Fire; Possible Connection to Nearby Trespassing

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The Butterfield Fire in eastern Truckee was intentionally started by a woman who is in custody, according to Truckee police. There is a possibility the same woman trespassed on Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency property the same morning.

Fanning the Flames: Common Ground, Divided Practices

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A breakdown of why the U.S. Forest Service and Cal Fire go about combating wildfires differently, and the legislative attempt to get both agencies on the same page.

Smart Tech Tamps Down Obstacles to Forest wildfire Hardening

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Vibrant Planet’s Land Tender software provides an easier way to collaboratively (and quickly) plan for forest treatment, and its first users are in Truckee and the Tahoe Basin.

Debriefing Caldor

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Brutal lessons were learned from the “biggest event” in Lake Tahoe’s recorded history. The takeaway? More fire is coming.

A Walk Toward the Future

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Where policy meets practice. Artist and author Obi Kaufmann and California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot join forces to examine California’s natural future.

Stop, Drop Everything, and Click Here

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Countless resources exist to help you prepare for wildfire, which frankly is downright overwhelming. So our team sifted through the pile and put together a concise list.

Donner Lake Fire Gets Rapid Response

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The quick Donner Lake structure fire containment occurred because local emergency departments are maintaining staff and equipment while also helping on big wildfires.

Defining the End of Caldor and Dixie

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As the Caldor and Dixie fires pour smoke into the Tahoe Basin, every single minute could make or break containment success.