California homeowners with mortgages are required by law to have home insurance, leaving many to scramble to find a new plan before a potentially devastating blaze hits.
The shortage is part of an ongoing dilemma as the government struggles to budget and plan for longer, more severe fire seasons.
Both Butte County and Los Angeles County are still dealing with the social, environmental, and financial costs of the fires.
Citing growing wildfire risk, the state's private utilities are attempting to increase their rates significantly.
Wet weather may seem like good news for the drought-plagued state, but a new study finds that it will have minimal effects on wildfire season.
The author and illustrator explains how seeing his home reduced to a "desolate plane" by the 2017 disaster inspired his latest book.
People took advantage of the warmth, but along with the mild weather came the eruption of multiple wildfires.
The five-week partial government shutdown fell during a critical window for fire-prone states to lessen the impact of the coming fire season through prescribed burns.
Unless we change the way we hold corporations liable for their emissions, the costs of climate change will continue to burden the public.
The combination of a warming planet and rapid urbanization near wildlands has provided kindling with a spark.
Firefighters and climate scientists have pushed back on Trump's claims about wildfire management, month after month.
Every level of government understood the dangers of a potential fire in the region but took few, if any, of the steps needed to prevent catastrophe.
The Central Valley company faced $64 million in claims from the thousands of people who lost their homes in the Camp fire.
It's not just climate change that's making the disasters worse, it's the increased building within areas deemed particularly vulnerable to fire.
A growing body of research suggests that, thanks to various environmental symptoms of climate change, America's forests are increasingly at a disadvantage when it comes to recovering from devastating wildfires.
New farm bill provisions would eliminate environmental protections for forest management, without addressing the wildfires' biggest driver: climate change.
The latest assessment paints a bleak picture of the future.
What research tells us about the impact of climate change, forest management, and more on California's fires.
As fires clogged the air in Southern California, farmworkers continued to work, even as public-school students and others were told to stay home and indoors.
Both governments and people tend to adopt only short-term responses to wildfire dangers that don't necessarily reduce risk effectively—it's time for that to change.
Record-high temperatures continue to exacerbate fire, drought, and other negative weather patterns around the world.