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Fleeing fires: Evacuated community members face challenges with new reality

Upper school English teacher Beverley Manning's house was burned to the ground by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire, which has now burned over 86,000 acres. Manning evacuated from the wildfire with her rescued animals.

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor

September 8, 2020

Since a heat wave struck California on Aug. 14, over 900 fires have rolled through 1.8 million acres, destroying at least 3,400 structures, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom during a press conference today.  Californians experienced extreme heat over Labor Day weekend, with Newsom declaring a state of...

Harker community members evacuate in response to California wildfires burning over 1 million acres

Lightning strikes from thunderstorms were seen across the Bay Area on the morning of Aug. 16. The storms, which came after record-breaking heat, helped fuel the fires, according to a press release from California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor

August 25, 2020

This is a developing story. Check Harker Aquila for future updates. Over 100,000 California residents have evacuated due to ongoing evacuation orders issued for parts of the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma, as hundreds of wildfires continue to burn o...

Fog machine sets off fire alarm, students and faculty evacuate

Upper school students and faculty evacuate to Davis Field at the sound of the alarm during lunch today.

by Nicole Chen, Editor-in-chief

October 26, 2018

A fire alarm went off around 12:45 p.m. today. The fog machine in physics teacher Scott Pflaumer’s haunted physics lab caused the alarm.

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