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PG&E Says Blackouts Limited Fires Despite One Likely Failure

Utility could be held liable for past wildfires     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest utility said Friday that its distribution lines haven’t sparked any major wildfires since it began shutting off power ...

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Video: California Cave Fire

Wildfire began in the Los Padres National Forest   Global News – Fire ripped through brush and woodland on hills above the Californian city of Santa Barbara early on Tuesday, forcing residents to leave their homes, authorities said. Santa Barbara ...

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Rain May Douse California’s Cave Fire

Over 2,000 structures are threatened     By STEFANIE DAZIO and JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are hoping rainy weather will douse a wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in the coastal foothills north of Los ...

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California Cave Fire Burns Over 4,000 Acres

Firefighters fight to save homes     By STEFANIE DAZIO and JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Most of the thousands of people who fled a raging California wildfire in the mountains north of Santa Barbara were told ...

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Survivors Fear Smaller PG&E Payouts with Each Wildfire

“The more victims there are, the smaller the slices of the pie.”     By CATHY BUSSEWITZ Associated Press Lori Kennedy thought she was going to live a comfortable retirement in a modest home in wooded Magalia, California. But she ...

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Conservationists Say Lake Tahoe Project Slows Wildfire Evacuation

11 hours on a single access road     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Conservationists trying to block expansion of the Lake Tahoe ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics say the developer is ...

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PG&E Restores Power to Thousands in California

PG&E began turning the lights back on Wednesday evening     By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric restored power Thursday to 120,000 people it intentionally blacked out to ease the risk of catastrophic ...

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Meet Cal Fire’s First Female Helicopter Pilot

Helitack Pilot Desiree Horton talks about fighting wildfires from above     ABC News/aviatrix99 – Smoke plumes and an orange glow render the typically picturesque tree-lined view above hazy mountains into a nightmarish, apocalyptic scene. Shouts declaring “brush fire!,” echo ...

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Latest Fire Prevention Power Outage Ending in California

Weather helped PG&E reduce blackout numbers     By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric expected to restore power Thursday to virtually all the 120,000 people it intentionally blacked out to avoid the risk ...

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