Prepare now for wildfires | State

Fire officials say the best time to prepare for a wildfire is long before getting an evacuation notice. Portland Fire & Rescue spokesman Rob Garrison offered several steps to get ready for wildfire season. Create a defensible space by clearing away flammable materials, such as pine needles and pine cones, […]

Mitt Romney calls for US commission to deal with wildfires

Sophia Eppolito, Associated Press/report For America Published 9:37 p.m. ET Oct. 15, 2020 Salt Lake City – U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah announced legislation Thursday to establish a national commission focused on diminishing future wildfire disasters. The proposed commission would study and recommend fire mitigation policies to Congress, including […]

8 easy indoor activities for west coast kids stuck inside due to wildfires

Parenting in 2020 has not been easy. As if coronavirus quarantines weren’t tough enough, now west coast fires are keeping kids inside. Air quality maps indicate unhealthy to hazardous conditions from Oregon to Southern California and official advisories instruct limiting outdoor activities and keeping children indoors. “It’s been extremely surreal,” […]