The San Francisco-based utility sparked the Nov. 8 fire in the Pulga area that nearly destroyed Paradise and killed 85 people.
By Janie Har, Associated Press
It’s been six months since the most deadly and destructive wildfire in California history, the Camp Fire, which killed 85 people and burned 19,000 structures in November 2018. But even at the peak of the inferno, some scientists moved toward…
By Miles O'Brien
A U.S. judge berated Pacific Gas & Electric Co. 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…
By Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press
An unexpected impact of the government shutdown: canceled training for wildland firefighters. With wildfires becoming more frequent, firefighters have a shorter off-season to prepare. Now that compressed window for training and gear acquisition has become even shorter due to the…
By Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press
Collectively, the fires destroyed or damaged more than 20,000 structures, with the vast majority in and around Paradise. On Tuesday, state and federal authorities estimated it will cost at least $3 billion just to clear debris.
By Don Thompson, Associated Press
Evacuation orders were being lifted for all neighborhoods in the eastern side of the town of Paradise, where the fire that started Nov. 8 destroyed about 14,000 homes and killed at least 85 people, the Butte County Sheriff's Office said…
By Vicky Stein
The overall damage to the state after the 2018 wildfire season has been predicted, by one estimate, to top $400 billion, which could make it the most expensive slew of natural disasters in the history of the United States.
It’s been three weeks since the devastating Camp Fire swept through California, leaving at least 88 people dead. In its aftermath, forensic anthropologists comb through mountains of ash in search of human remains. At the same time, law enforcement and…
By Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press
A spokesman with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says several vehicles were trapped on a road on the outskirts of Chico.
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