Nation Dec 04

A helicopter drops water on a wind driven wildfire named the Bond Fire near Lake Irvine in Orange County, California, U.S., December 3, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Mike Blake
California winds ease but fire danger remains high

Powerful winds that pushed wildfires through Southern California, burning several homes and injuring two firefighters, began easing but forecasters warned that the fire danger remained Friday.

Oct 27

California braces for more fire danger from winds

California prepared for another round of dangerous fire weather Tuesday even as crews fought a pair of fast-moving blazes in the south that critically injured two firefighters and left more than 100,000 under evacuation orders.

Oct 18

PG&E lacked basic training before California blackouts

When Pacific Gas & Electric cut power to large swaths of wildfire-prone Northern California last fall, few of the emergency personnel managing the blackouts for the nation’s largest utility had learned the fundamentals of managing an emergency in their home…