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To Manage Wildfire, California Looks to What Tribes Have Known All Along

On a cool February morning, around 60 people gathered in the Sierra Nevada foothills to take part in a ceremony that, for many decades, was banned.

Men and women from Native American tribes in Northern California stood in a circle, alongside university students and locals from around the town of Mariposa. Several wore bright yellow shirts made of flame-resistant fabric. For the next two days, the group would be carefully lighting fires in the surrounding hills.

Wild Overnight Weather Brings Hail, Lightning That Burned a House

Tow trucks and snow plows were in big demand across San Diego County early Friday as an overnight storm brought drenching rains, hail, snow and lightning to the region.