Record Four Million Acres Scorched in California, With Months of Fire Season Remaining

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A building destroyed at Calistoga Ranch in the Napa Valley on Sept. 30, 2020, after the Glass Fire tore through the area.

Record Four Million Acres Scorched in California, With Months of Fire Season Remaining

State fire officials announced yesterday that wildfires have burned a record four million acres this year in California. That’s more than double the previous record year of 2018 when 1.8 million acres burned in the state.

Elder Care Homes Keep Familiar Routines While Evacuated

California’s wildfires  have forced tens of thousands of Californians to evacuate from their homes. Such evacuations can be stressful even for those who are young, healthy, and mobile. For residential care homes, keeping elderly residents comfortable and safe while evacuating can be a challenge. 
Reporter: Polly Stryker, KQED

Following Complete Destruction, Beloved Santa Rosa Stables Will Be Rebuilt

The Glass Fire has burned through Napa and Sonoma counties destroying or damaging many wineries and vineyards. The blaze also annihilated beloved community stables, the Pony Express Ranch.  
Reporter: Kate Wolffe, KQED

Ballots for All Californians' Mailed This Week

Because of the pandemic, every California voter will get a ballot in the mail. This week is the deadline for counties to mail those ballots to voters, and in-person voting begins for some counties.   
Reporter: Guy Marzorati, KQED

ICE Detainees Say They Were Illegally 'Quarantined' in Solitary Confinement

About 6,000 undocumented immigrants held by U.S.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement have tested positive for COVID, including hundreds in California. Some detainees say they were quarantined in solitary confinement for weeks. 
Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED