Sonoma County District Attorney has filed 33 criminal charges against PG&E alleging the utility recklessly sparked the 2019 Kincade Fire near Geyserville.
Most events are scaled back or shelved this year, but despite the pandemic and Walbridge Fire, Windsor held on tight to its tree grove of 200 brightly-lit trees as part of an annual holiday tradition.
(BCN) -- Firefighters continue to make progress on the Glass Fire burning for the past two weeks in Napa and Sonoma counties, Cal Fire officials said Saturday morning.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District, BAAQMD, has extended its ongoing Spare the Air alerts through Friday as the wildfires in Napa and Sonoma counties continued to rage.
(BCN) -- Smoke will continue to impact the Bay Area Saturday, with widespread haze expected through Sunday afternoon at least, according to the National Weather Service.
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