Camp Fire News

Researcher Seeks Answers to Question: How Does A Town Rebuild After a Wildfire?

Three months after the most destructive fire in California’s history, the residents of Paradise were sifting through the rubble of their houses, moving out of shelters and into less temporary but not permanent housing, considering the future of their home. …

California Remembers 3rd Anniversary of Wildfire That Killed 85, Destroyed Thousands of Homes

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday marked the third anniversary of California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire by announcing that nearly 100,000 damaged trees have been removed and debris cleaned up from some 11,000 properties. The Camp Fire that erupted on …

Damage Analysis of 2017-2018 California Wildfires Keys on Mitigation

New findings point to need for home improvements that resist embers, the cause of up to 90 percent of wildfire ignitions Researchers identified key factors influencing the survivability of structures during a wildfire after surveying the devastation in Paradise, Calif. …

2018 California Wildfires – An Actuarial Review

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. 2018 was another catastrophic year for wildfires across the United States. Nearly 9 million acres burned, and many lives, homes and businesses were lost. California alone had over 1.8 million …

22 New California Laws Take Aim at Wildfire Danger

California is adopting nearly two dozen laws aimed at preventing and fighting the devastating wildfires that have charred large swaths of the state in recent years and killed scores of people. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom this week signed the 22 …

Death Toll from Northern California Wildfire Back Down to 85

The number of those who died in California’s deadliest wildfire is back down to 85 after authorities determined that a bone fragment previously classified as unidentified belongs to a victim named in January. The Butte County Sheriff’s office said that …

Thousands of Californians Face Power Shutoffs Due to Wildfire Risk

California utilities are warning that they may shut off electricity to thousands of customers across the state as hot, dry and windy weather raises the risk of another catastrophic wildfire sparked by a power line. PG&E Corp., forced into bankruptcy …

Report: $221B in Western U.S. Homes at Extreme Risk of Wildfire Damage

Nearly 776,000 homes with a reconstruction cost value of more than $221 billion are at extreme risk of wildfire damage, a new report out Thursday shows. The 2019 CoreLogic Wildfire Risk Report examines single-family and multifamily residential properties at risk …

Northern California Wildfire Victims Can File Claims With PG&E

People affected by wildfires in Northern California in 2017 and 2018 can soon file claims for housing assistance and other immediate needs with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. They can file their claims online through the website for the utility’s …

PG&E Doesn’t Agree That Maintenance Played Role in Deadly Camp Fire

PG&E Corp. said in court papers on Wednesday that it “strongly disagrees” with a suggestion in a Wall Street Journal article that the company knowingly deferred maintenance on equipment that caused California’s Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire …