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More wildfires mean more dirt in your water supply

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| Rainfall after fires sweeps sediment into reservoirs, meaning they can hold less water. A new study says that's likely to worsen with climate change.

Palmer and La Tuna fires nearly completely contained


The Palmer wildfire has been stamped out, and the La Tuna fire is at 80 percent containment.

Western wildfires endanger beloved sites at national parks


A 20-square-mile blaze burned the historic Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park last week. In California's Sierra National Forest, an ancient grove of sequoias was scorched, but the trees survived.

Private power line sparked Lake Isabella's Erskine Fire


Federal officials will take over the investigation and determine who, if anybody, might be saddled with financial responsibility or even criminal charges


Fire breaks out in Lake View Terrace, threatens homes


A brush fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon was threatening homes in Lake View Terrace before being officially knocked down after burning 62 acres.

Loma Fire destroys a dozen more homes near Santa Cruz


A wildfire burning in northern California's Santa Cruz Mountains has destroyed a dozen homes and 16 other structures.


Loma Fire: Fast-spreading brush fire burns near Santa Cruz


The Loma Fire has exploded in the Santa Cruz Mountains Monday, threatening homes and prompting evacuations, NBC Bay Area reported.

Soberanes Fire in Big Sur becomes costliest ever to fight at $200M


The cost is mostly attributable to the long duration of the fire, and the need to pay thousands of firefighters for their daily work, the U.S. Forest Service said.