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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...

South Dakota Wildfires: 400 Homes Evacuated; Mount Rushmore Closed

Mar 30 2021 // Three separate wildfires in the Black Hills of South Dakota have forced evacuations of more than 400 homes northwest of Rapid City and shut down Mount Rushmore, authorities said. A fire that started near Schroeder Road in...

California Wildfire Sparked When Tree Hit Power Line, Report Shows

Mar 24 2021 // A Northern California wildfire that killed four people and destroyed more than 200 buildings last year was sparked when tree branches came into contact with Pacific Gas & Electric power lines, officials said in a...

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