Report: California Governor Overstated Fire Prevention Work

The governor's office declined to comment on the investigation, and state fire officials took responsibility for Newsom sharing inaccurate information. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection had not “done our job in educating the public, nor the governor's office” on how to communicate about the efforts, Chief Tom Porter said.

USFA: Residential Building Fires, 2017 – 2019

National estimates for 2017 to 2019 show that 77% of all fire deaths and 75% of all fire injuries occurred in residential buildings.

Nothing Looks Good for 2021 Wildfire Season

Severe drought has turned forests and grasslands into dry fuels.

Firefighters Battle Two-Alarm Fire at Maryland Apartment Complex

Montgomery County crews found flames erupting from an apartment when they responded to a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex.

California Sees More Wildfires as Drought Intensifies

Fires so far have burned nearly five times as much acreage as they did last year at this time.
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NFPA Approves 420, Standard on Fire Protection of Cannabis Growing and processing Facilities

The new standard, which was originally proposed in response to serious fires that have occurred at cannabis facilities in recent years, will provide clear guidance on fire protection standards for facilities that produce, process and extract cannabis.

Family Sues New Haven Over Fatal, Illegal Rooming House Fire

One person died in a fire in New Haven, Connecticut where code violations were found months earlier.