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Creek Fire – FCC Fire Academy Prepares Students for Future Fires

Highway 168 remains closed at the roundabout in Prather due to the Creek Fire - California's largest recorded single wildfire. Photo taken on Sept. 11, 2020.

Story By: Brianna Beltran

September 25, 2020

The Creek Fire began on Friday, Sept. 4 in the Sierra National Forest near Big Creek and Huntington Lake. Since then, the fire has grown to over 291,426 acres and has caused hundreds of evacuations throughout Fresno and Madera Counties. On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the Creek Fire was officially recognized as the largest wildf...

Australia Aflame

An image captured by the NOAA-20 satellite displays the spread of Australian wildfires in December, 2019. The wildfires have burned over 17.5 million acres, killing 28 people and destroying approximately 1,500 homes as of Jan. 29, 2020.

Story By: Hannah Medrano, Reporter

January 31, 2020

The battle to extinguish disastrous bushfires in Australia and remedy their widespread destruction has hardly just begun.  In recent months, news of the fires have circulated worldwide as Australia has requested outside help from other countries. Firefighters have been sent in from the U.S., Canada ...

Wildfires Attack California and the Valley Can’t Breathe

Blazing wildfires tarnished the Central Valley skyline even more than usual on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. Brown skies congested the air above all of Fresno, causing worry for groups sensitive to poor air quality.

Story By: Patrick Henslee, Reporter

November 13, 2019

As Californians everywhere flee from fires, Central Valley residents are left choking on the ashes. California’s Central Valley currently sits surrounded by a barrage of wildfires ranging north, east and south of the agricultural bowl. The state is managing the spread of eight wildfires, but since the bulk of the...

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