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California Fire Victim Trust Has Received 250K Claims So Far

Apr 14 2021 // The Fire Victim Trust, established to pay California wildfire victims on July 1, 2020, has received 40,000 claims questionnaires representing more than 70,000 claimants and roughly 250,000 individual claims, according to...

California Plans $536M for Wildfire Mitigation Before Fire Season

Apr 14 2021 // California will authorize $536 million for wildfire mitigation and forest management projects before the worst of the fire season strikes later this year, Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders said. That more than...

California’s PG&E Sees Criminal Charges in 2019 Wildfire

Apr 8 2021 // A California prosecutor has filed 33 criminal charges accusing troubled Pacific Gas & Electric of inadvertently injuring six firefighters and endangering public health with smoke and ash in a 2019 fire blamed on its...

Three Dozen California Bills Focus on Wildfire, Others Are Concerning for Insurance Industry

Apr 6 2021 // Roughly three dozen pieces of California legislation are directly related to wildfire, and while those bills should hold much interest for the insurance community, there are other bills making their rounds that should draw...

‘Not Over Yet,’ But Crews Gaining Control of South Dakota Wildfires

Mar 31 2021 // Firefighters have begun to gain control of wildfires in the Black Hills of South Dakota that have forced the evacuation of more than 400 homes and closed the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Three separate wildfires were...

Lawmakers from California Want U.S. Departments to Be Year-Round Wildfire Agencies

Mar 31 2021 // California’s U.S. senators and nearly two-dozen representatives are asking the Agriculture and Interior departments to transition their agencies to a year-round wildland workforce because blazes are no longer limited...

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