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#1 California Commissioner Wants Discounts from Insurers in New Wildfires Framework

Sep 7 2022 // California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Wednesday submitted an insurance pricing regulation to the California Office of Administrative Law to recognize and reward wildfire safety and mitigation efforts made by...

#2 Judge Tosses Charge Against Dive Boat Owner in California Fire That Killed 34

Sep 7 2022 // A Los Angeles federal judge threw out an indictment charging a dive boat captain with manslaughter in the deaths of 34 people in a 2019 fire aboard a vessel anchored off the Southern California coast. The ruling came on...

#3 California Commissioner Orders Insurance Cancellation Moratorium for new Wildfire

Sep 16 2022 // California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Friday ordered insurers to preserve residential insurance coverage following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest emergency declaration over as another major wildfire threatens...

#4 California Company Says Machine Failure May Have Caused Wildfire

Sep 9 2022 // A wood products company said that it is investigating whether a fire that killed two people as it swept through a Northern California town was caused by the possible failure of a water-spraying machine used to cool ash at...

#5 California Commissioner Orders Another Insurance Cancellation Moratorium for Wildfire

Sep 22 2022 // California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Thursday ordered insurance companies to preserve residential insurance coverage following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest wildfire emergency declarations. Lara’s...

#6 Wildfire Threatens Homes, Cabins Near Lake in Idaho

Sep 7 2022 // Roughly 200 people were told to evacuate and sheriff’s deputies were trying to track down campers and other recreationists after a wildfire exploded in Idaho’s scenic Sawtooth National Forest over the long...

#7 US Starts Criminal Probe Into PG&E Role in California Wildfire

Sep 27 2022 // Federal officials have initiated a criminal investigation into PG&E Corp.’s potential role in starting California’s largest wildfire of the year. On Sept. 24, the US Forest Service removed one of the...

#8 Ex-PG&E Execs Paying $117M To Settle California Wildfires Lawsuit

Oct 3 2022 // Former executives and directors of Pacific Gas & Electric have agreed to pay $117 million to settle a lawsuit over devastating 2017 and 2018 California wildfires sparked by the utility’s equipment. The settlement...

#9 California Funding Research to Develop New Wildfire Defense Tools

Sep 19 2022 // The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is funding research to better predict who wildfires spread from burning wildlands to communities. CalFire awarded Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers Albert...

#10 Are you accurately assessing wildfire risk? Why granular data and foundational science matter

Sep 19 2022 // This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Climate change is having an impact on natural hazards all around the world — wildfires are more frequent, larger, and more intense than they have been in the past....

#11 Threat from Western Wildfires Persists Despite Help of Weather

Sep 12 2022 // Firefighters made progress against a huge Northern California wildfire that was still growing and threatening thousands of mountain homes on Sunday, while crews also battled major blazes that blanketed large swaths of...

#12 Nebraska Wildfire Razes Camp, Prompts Evacuation

Oct 5 2022 // A wildfire that exploded in size in drought-stricken central Nebraska has destroyed much of a youth campsite and led officials to evacuate a nearby village. The Bovee Fire was initially reported as having burned around 100...