Power shutoffs should be last resort, regulators warn

Regulators have blasted PG&E for a botched shutoff that left nearly 2 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California without power. People couldn’t get information as websites and call centers crashed and local officials didn’t know what to tell panicked customers.

Brush fire breaks out on East Bay island

A brush fire broke out Monday morning on Bradford Island in Contra Costa County's San Joaquin Delta. About 20 people live on the island that's about nine miles northeast of Antioch.

Winds and 'fire clouds' feed California's largest blaze

Gusts also hindered containment efforts and the problem could get worse with the predicted arrival of pyrocumulus clouds — literally meaning “fire clouds ” — which can bring lightning and the risk of new ignitions.