‘We have to be adaptive’: Berkeley prepares for wildfire season

photo of a Berkeley Fire Department truck and some firefighters
Connor Lin/Senior Staff
The Berkeley Fire Department's firefighters retrieve tools from their firetrucks, parked near the intersection of Haste Street and Bowditch Street. The city of Berkeley and BFD assemble resources in preparation for wildfire season.

As California’s wildfire season approaches, the Berkeley Fire Department and the city of Berkeley have prepared a variety of resources in anticipation of the hot and dry months ahead.
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Illustration of a California landscape littered with fire hazards, with a fire looming in the distance

PG&E law won’t solve perennial fire crises

STATE AFFAIRS: CA, localities must invest in firefighting infrastructure, vegetation maintenance, community shelters

Lawmakers cannot foist all the blame onto PG&E, nor can utility reforms alone protect the state. In the past three years, Californians have witnessed the two largest fires in state history.
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