• Why wildfire season is getting longer and more destructive

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    The devastating wildfires in Northern California are just part of an already exceptionally destructive wildfire season.
    While wildfires do naturally happen in the west, research shows that as temperatures have increased, wildfire season has gotten longer and larger fires have become more common. Human settlement in wildfire-prone areas also increases fire risks.
    Researchers expect the trend of more destructive wildfire seasons to continue.
    California is burning. The state is trying to contain what looks like one of the worst wildfire disasters in state history, with at least 31 dead...
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  • A couple survived the raging wildfires in California by jumping in their neighbor's pool and staying there for 6 hours

    A couple survived the raging wildfires in California by jumping in their neighbor's pool and staying there for 6 hours

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    A couple survived the raging wildfires in Northern California by sheltering in their neighbor's pool for six hours.
    They had little warning before the flames consumed their house and neighborhood.
    Thanks to their ingenuity, they made it out in one piece, but their home was destroyed.
    A California couple survived the raging wildfires in California by jumping into their neighbor's pool and waiting there for six hours while their house completely burned down, The Los Angeles Times reported.
    Jan and John Pascoe, of Santa Rosa, California, were getting ready for bed around 10 p.m. on Sunday...
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  • RMS: Insured Losses From Northern California Wildfires Could Reach $6 Billion

    RMS: Insured Losses From Northern California Wildfires Could Reach $6 Billion

    8 days ago - By A.M. Best

    Insured losses from major active wildfires sweeping through California's wine-growing region could reach $6 billion, according to Kevin Van Leer, RMS senior product manager, model product ...
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