State Legislators Send Letter to Verizon Demanding the Practice of Throttling Data of First Responders During Disasters Be Stopped

Mike Inman, Deputy of Operations for the River Fire on takes a call after strike teams stop flames from progressing in Scott's Valley in Lake County California on Friday.

Press release from California State Senator Mike McGuire and Others: In what are now substantiated reports that Verizon Wireless throttled data plans of firefighters while they were battling the Mendocino Complex Fires, California Legislators from across California are calling out the carrier and demanding formal action be taken. Legislators sent a letter to the CEO of Verizon this afternoon calling

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More Firefighters Injured and Containment Drops as the Monstrous Mendocino Complex Chews Through Nearly Half of Lake County

Firefighters with Cal Fire rush to add more hose to a line while fighting spot fires in a field in High Valley near the town of Clearlake Oaks from the Ranch Fire on Sunday.

The largest fire in modern California history, the Mendocino Complex, grew to over 400,000 acres yesterday–now it is over 632 square miles. That’s almost half of Lake County’s 1,329 square miles. Containment has dropped on the Mendocino Complex as the Ranch Fire continues to run to the east. It grew a little over 5000 acres in the last 24 hours for

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