Tag Archives: California

California Races to Predict Which Town Could Burn Next

“There’s a lot of Paradises out there,”     By RYAN SABALOW, PHILLIP REESE and DALE KASLER The Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Impoverished towns in the shadow of Mount Shasta. Rustic Gold Rush cities in the Sierra Nevada ...

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Defective Electrical Panel Caused 2017 California Wall Fire

Wildfire destroyed 41 homes     OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — An investigation has determined that a July 2017 wildfire that destroyed more than 40 homes in Northern California was sparked by a defective electrical panel at a Butte County home. ...

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Judge Takes Oversight of California Utility’s Wildfire Prevention Plan

PG&E barred from paying dividends as part or prevention plan     By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday he will closely monitor Pacific Gas & Electric’s tree-trimming this year and barred the ...

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California Struggles with Insurance Costs and Wildfire Risks

The danger is making it harder for people to get or afford home insurance     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials were struggling Wednesday to find ways for homeowners to afford insurance in fire-prone areas ...

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USFA: California On-Duty Death

Forest Service firefighter was killed in a helicopter crash in Texas     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Captain Daniel Laird, 41, of the United States Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest, on March ...

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California Governor Criticizes New PG&E Board Plan

Utility plan has people with little experience in safety     By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. plans to remake its board of directors with ...

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PG&E Objects to Judge’s Proposals to Prevent Wildfires

Utility pushed back at vegetation management     By SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pushed back Friday on a U.S. judge’s revised proposals to prevent the utility’s equipment from causing more wildfires, ...

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California to Waive Environmental Rules for Fire Season Prep

Order will apply only to 35 projects covering nearly 141 square miles     By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Friday to bypass environmental regulations to prepare for the next wildfire season, ...

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California Pulls National Guard from Border for Wildfire Protection

110 troops will be trained to work on fuel reduction projects     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is calling in the National Guard for the first time next month to help protect communities from ...

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