Ian McBeth of Great Falls, Montana, Paul Clyde Hudson of Buckeye, Arizona, and Rick A. DeMorgan of Navarre, Florida, died when their C-130 Hercules tanker crashed on Thursday after dumping fire retardant on an out-of-control blaze northeast of the town of Cooma in southern New South Wales state.
"My bill will ensure school districts are made financially whole while providing a mechanism to offer makeup days for students who have missed classroom time," Dodd said.
Three American firefighting airplane crew members were killed Thursday when the C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker they were in crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said.
An East Bay woman was awarded one of the highest public service awards for her help during the deadly Camp Fire.
Days after being threatened by brush fires, staff at a wildlife sanctuary in Australia had to relocate animals to safety after the grounds experienced sudden flash floods from much-needed torrential rainfall.
Donations can be made online at the zoo's website. The zoo is trying to raise as much money as possible for the emergency fund. The contest ends Jan. 31.
A federal judge announced in San Francisco Thursday that he is considering ordering PG&E Co. to hire and train enough workers to trim or remove all trees that could fall on power lines and spark wildfires.
A 6-year-old boy in Massachusetts is doing his part to help save animals affected by the devastating wildfires in Australia.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked for reimbursement from PG&E to cover costs from the government’s response to destructive fires in 2015, 2017 and 2018.
The Kincade Fire and evacuations and four PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs last fall cost Sonoma County $725 million in economic losses, according to a report to the county's Board of Supervisors.
Federal officials are prepared to bill wildfire victims for a portion of the nearly $4 billion the government says it’s owed by Pacific Gas & Electric Co., if the debt isn’t resolved as part of the utility’s bankruptcy case, according to a newspaper report Sunday.
Attorneys for fire victims are fighting FEMA's claims.
Some lawmakers argue it's allowing the utility to benefit from what should be a penalty, but because the settlement is not technically a fine, PG&E says it can deduct the money from its federal and state taxes.
The Democratic governor is proposing a continued progressive agenda as he defended California's progress against criticism from national naysayers.
His office tells The Associated Press the 555 more firefighters would be hired over five years.
Another round of U.S. firefighters arrived in Australia this week with their gear in tow to help battle wildfires that have killed 25 people and destroyed thousands of homes.
The rescue plans to mail several-thousand homemade nests to the animals in Australia.
Metallica donated more than $500,000 to relief efforts as the Australian bushfires continue to ravage the country.
As the wildfires rage on in Australia, possibly killing an estimated half-billion animals and leaving 25 people dead, there are ways to help those in need.
Data from the Federal Communications Commission shows 874 cellphone towers were offline during an Oct. 27 power shutoff that affected millions of people. That included more than half of the cell towers in Marin County alone.