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PG&E Says There Was Another Outage on Morning of California Wildfire

California utility PG&E Corp , facing investor concerns over its possible role in the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California, has reported another power-line outage that it experienced on the morning of Nov. 8 when the blaze started. The incident …

Insurance Agent at Heart of Heartbreaking California Wildfire

Derek Ross has his hands full with the Woolsey Fire in Southern California for three reasons. He’s an insurance agent with numerous clients affected, he’s the president of the board of a school district that’s had to close due to …

California Beach City Evacuated as Fire Jumps Los Angeles Freeway

California officials ordered an evacuation of the city of Malibu, an enclave for the area’s rich and famous, and told drivers to avoid a major freeway as a wildfire spread north of Los Angeles. The so-called Woolsey Fire has already …

California Wildfire Grows to More than 20K Acres, More Blazes Erupt

A wildfire raging in Northern California’s Sierra Nevada foothills quadrupled in size late Thursday and another day of dry winds threatens to make it spread even farther, faster. The blaze near the community of Chico has left more than 23,000 …

California Utility Says Its Equipment Helped Spark Huge Fire

Southern California Edison said its equipment likely sparked one of two ignition points for the massive wildfire that tore through California’s central coast last year. Witnesses reported flames near the company’s power poles in Ventura County last December and the …

California Utility Cuts Power to Dampen Wildfire Threat

California’s largest public utility cut off electric power to about 60,000 customers in an unprecedented move to prevent wildfires such as those that erupted in the state’s wine country last fall, as high winds threatened to topple trees and power …

Montana Homes in Fire-Prone Areas Hike Firefighting Costs, Report Shows

Rapid population growth and the desire to live near forests means new housing in western Montana is being built in wildfire-prone areas, increasing taxpayer-funded fire suppression liabilities and putting lives and property in danger, according to a new study. Half …

California Bracing for High Winds, Increased Wildfire Danger

Potentially powerful winds combined with dry weather are raising the threat of wildfires in California. State firefighters say they are preparing for potential extreme fire weather early in the week. The National Weather Service has issued warnings for increased fire …

Woes of California Wildfire Victims Include Cleanup Crews, Fraud

One year after a devastating series of wildfires ripped through Northern California wine country, destroying thousands of homes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ first experience cleaning up after a wildfire has turned into an expensive bureaucratic mess and California’s …

Northern California’s Cascade Wildfire Tied to PG&E Equipment

PG&E Corp.-owned equipment caused the Cascade fire in Northern California last year, state investigators have determined. Sagging power lines were the ignition source of the blaze, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention said in a statement. The Cascade …