Trouble in Paradise – Insurance costs soar

Nearly 6 years ago, on November 8, 2018, a faulty electrical transmission line sparked the Camp Fire in Butte County. The fire quickly spread, consuming 95% of the towns of Paradise and Concow, claiming the lives of 85 people, injuring several others and destroying over 18,000 structures. Since that fateful time, California has continued to see massive, uncontrollable wildfires, consuming over …

Afterburn – The Creek Fire Documentary

Afterburn

This impactful documentary, produced by Jeff and Jill Aiello of Fresno, CA for PBS looks into the possible causes of the massive 2020 Creek Fire that burned 379,895 acres of Sierra National Forest and Private land. This in-depth documentary includes interviews with the first responders, United States Forest Service and Cal Fire personnel that were on the front lines as …

60 Years Ago – a memory that drives action

July 10, 1961, in a foothill area of Mariposa County called Usona, a young man started a fire. By 4 PM the next day, this small fire had turned into the fastest growing fire in California. In just 5 days this Harlow fire would consume over 43,000 acres of Mariposa and Madera Counties, destroying 104 structures and claim 2 lives. …