• San Francisco Mar 23, 2019

    PG&E Objects to Judge's Proposals to Prevent Wildfires

    Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pushed back Friday on a U.S. judge’s revised proposals to prevent the utility’s equipment from causing more wildfires, saying it could not “monitor every tree at every moment of every day” to ensure they don’t pose a threat to its electric lines in violation of California laws.

  • Southern California Feb 5, 2019

    Wildfire Victims Living in RVs Ordered to Leave Properties

    Hundreds of Northern California wildfire victims desperate for housing and living in recreational vehicles on their burned-out lots were ordered off their properties Monday after federal authorities threatened to cut off funding for the state’s biggest natural disaster cleanup.

  • California fires Jan 31, 2019

    US Judge Accuses PG&E of Putting Profits Over Wildfire Safety

    A U.S. judge berated Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. on Wednesday, accusing the nation’s largest utility of enriching shareholders instead of clearing trees that can fall on its power lines and start fires and making “excuses” to avoid turning off electricity when fire risk is high.

  • Attorney Jan 30, 2019

    PG&E Bankruptcy Could Be Costly to Wildfire Victims

    Faced with potentially ruinous lawsuits over California’s recent wildfires, Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in a move that could lead to higher bills for customers of the nation’s biggest utility and reduce the size of any payouts to fire victims.

  • Camp Fire Dec 14, 2018

    California Fire Survivors Share Lessons in Loss, Recovery

    Survivors of a deadly blaze that tore through California wine country last year shared lessons of loss and pain but also resilience with those who escaped the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century last month.

  • Camp Fire Dec 13, 2018

    Insurance Claims at $9 Billion From California Wildfires

    Insurance claims from last month’s California wildfires already are at $9 billion and expected to increase, the state’s insurance commissioner announced Wednesday. About $7 billion in claims are from the Camp Fire that destroyed the Northern California city of Paradise and killed at least 86 people, making it the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least a century. The rest is...

  • Southern California Nov 11, 2018

    Rescues, Not Firefight, Prove Emotional for Firefighters

    “At that point the only thing you can do is protect life. … It’s frustrating because you want to save property and lives. You just have to readjust what you do, conditions dictate the tactics — to save people’s lives is our No. 1 goal.”

  • NBC Oct 11, 2017

    200 Female Inmates Are Fighting Fires in California

    Before they head out, the women pack plenty of water: at least two canteens and a CamelBak hydration system each, along with extra safety glasses, snacks, and ready-to-eat meals in case the shift runs long. They also bring “ponies,” short lengths of hose to attach to a hydrant or other apparatus. The backpack weighs nearly 40 pounds in the end....

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