Tag Archives: California

Paradise Fire Cleanup Resumes after Weather Improves

Cleanup is expected to be costliest in state history     PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — State officials say debris removal on Northern California hills scarred by a deadly wildfire will resume next week after being suspended for 10 days because ...

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Bankrupt California Utility Wants to Give $235M in Bonuses

PG&E filed for bankruptcy in face of wildfire liability     By SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. sought a judge’s approval to pay $235 million in bonuses to thousands of employees despite ...

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Power Lines Sparked Massive Southern California Wildfire

Utility acknowledges equipment started one fire     By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the largest fires in California history was sparked by Southern California Edison power lines that came into contact during high winds, ...

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California Utility Moves Closer to Responsibility for Deadly Wildfire

Camp Fire killed over 80 people and destroyed a town     By SUDHIN THANAWALA and CATHY BUSSEWITZ, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. inched closer to taking responsibility for the deadliest U.S. wildfire in ...

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California Commission Looks at Who Should Pay for Wildfires

How to spread costs from wildfires in “an equitable manner” By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state commission met for the first time Monday, tasked with answering the difficult question: Who should pay for California’s increasingly ...

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Sheriff Names One More Victim of Deadly California Wildfire

Sheriff’s office has identified 74 of those who died     PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California have named another victim of a 2018 wildfire that devastated a town and killed 85. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office says ...

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Dog Reunited with Family 101 Days after California Wildfire

Kingston jumped out of truck as family left Paradise     PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — A dog named Kingston is back with his family 101 days after he jumped out of their truck as they fled a devastating Northern California ...

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Families Remember Those Lost in Paradise Wildfire

The oldest was 99     By JOCELYN GECKER and JANIE HAR, Associated Press On that frantic morning, TK Huff was calm. The 71-year-old amputee sat in his wheelchair, pointing a garden hose at what quickly became the deadliest wildfire ...

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California Considers Insurance to Help with Wildfire Costs

State officials promote plan to negotiate coverage     By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California should get insurance to help cover taxpayers’ costs in bad wildfire seasons, a solution that could help stem losses as climate ...

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Judge Critical of PG&E’s Wildfire Role Demands More Answers

Judge questioned wildfire mitigation plan     By SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge who has berated Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for its role in California wildfires demanded Thursday that the utility answer more ...

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