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On Fire, launched August 2019, delves into the issue of wildfire through a spectrum of lenses, including public education, breakdown of the science, graphic depictions, unique personalities, and more. We will focus on solution-based journalism and tell the story in ways not seen before, such as the original centerfold painting in the August 2019 issue.

Doing it the Hard Way

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Defensible space is a common way for folks to protect their residences from wildfire, but there are other ways to harden the home and make it more resistant to fire risk.

The Many Dimensions of ‘Fire Hardening’

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Fire is inevitable, but how can we take the sting out of it? Here are numerous creative ways to prepare the landscape and the people living in it.

It’s GO Time!

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Experts say that it’s not a matter of if a wildfire will hit the Tahoe/Truckee region but when. Will you be ready to roll should evacuation orders come down?

Batten Down the Hatches for Potentially Historic Fire Season

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Last year California experienced its worst fire season on record, and this June experts say the table is set for a potentially even more dangerous year to come. What are we in for?

Firework Displays a No-Go This Fourth of July

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Firework displays in North Tahoe/Truckee are canceled for this Fourth of July. The pandemic is partly to blame, but so too is concern of increased visitation and potential wildfire.

A Race Against Wildfire

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Tahoe’s living forest is shrinking and the threat of catastrophic fire looms large, but here in the Central Sierra and Tahoe Basin there wages a valiant battle to lessen the risk of wildfire.

California Firefighters: ‘Stop Normalizing How Bad Things Have Become’

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What creates the groundwork for a perfect fire storm in Tahoe

Fork Fire Hits Near Tahoe, North Complex Spreads

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Critical fire conditions spark Fork Fire in the Basin and explosive growth of the North Complex Fire in Plumas, Butte, and Yuba counties.

Your Worst Day is Their Day-to-Day

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Where there’s smoke, there’s fire … and possibly a whole lot more. Fire programs are looking for ways to address lingering effects of traumatic incidents.

Fighting Fire with Innovation

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Tahoe Basin groups encourage new methods of addressing wildfire