Given the pandemic, the celebration was less a party than a drive-by, with cars honking and people waving signs and shouting congratulations.
The judge wrote that PG&E failed to maintain its electric grid adequately to prevent deadly North Bay and Butte County fires in 2017 and 2018 that were caused by trees falling on distribution lines and breakage of hardware on its high-voltage transmission lines.
The hills in Sonoma County look green now after the recent rains, but it's likely they'll start drying out before too long.
A North Bay man has written a song he hopes fire departments will adopt as an anthem.
Attorneys inked the deal with PG&E Friday, paving the way for thousands of wildfire victims to receive compensation.
North Bay fire victims have more time to file insurance claims after a bankruptcy court extended the deadline.
Fire incident data obtained by 2 Investigates shows PG&E believes its equipment was involved in nearly 2,000 fires in the last five years.
Downed trees have been cleared from roads, but many rural properties have septic and propane tanks that can be dangerous, along with general household hazardous waste.
From SkyFOX, crews with Pacific Gas and Electric Co. are seen making repairs equipment on a high voltage transmission tower on Friday, November 1. On Wednesday, October 23, the San Francisco-based utility filed an incident report with the California Public Utilities Commission saying they became aware that there was an equipment failure on the transmission line near where the Kincade Fire started.
Greg Liggins reports from Windsor
Grateful and weary evacuees are returning to their homes in Windsor. KTVU's Tom Vacar reports.
Before the sun came up Wednesday morning, the damage on Highway 128 in Sonoma County was obvious. A smoldering skeleton of a building off the side of the road was one of many destroyed by the Kincade Fire.
“They have 20 years worth of students that have all spent time on that property and grown on that property and it’s touched a lot of lives,” said Brian Curry.
At least 180,000 people are under a mandatory evacuation order due to the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County.
Jana Katsuyama reports live Sunday evening from Windsor
Due to the Kincade Fire and the PG&E public safety power shutoff, the following schools will be closed on Monday, October 28.
Authorities ordered major new mandatory evacuations due to the Kincade Fire late Saturday morning including the town of Windsor and the city of Healdsburg.
Claudine Wong has this breaking news update.
The drill was all too familiar for Mary Ceglarski-Sherwin and her husband Matt Ceglarski-Sherwin. They have had to move six times since the Santa Rosa Tubbs Fire of 2017.
Cloverdale Unified and Healdsburg Unified school districts announced that they will close all schools because of the shifting winds and the the fire threat to their communities.