Utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric accused two of its former employees of accepting bribes to funnel business to a waste-hauling company after the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California history.
A trust representing more than 80,000 victims of deadly wildfires ignited by PG&E's electrical grid is suing nearly two dozen of the utility's former executives and board members.
The baby is now being taken care of by the nonprofit Wild at Heart Wildlife Sanctuary.
The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to require communications companies to provide 72 hours of back-up power for wireline services in fire-prone areas.
California's largest utilities will spend about $13 billion to reduce the risk of wildfires following the worst fire season in modern state history and a string of blazes caused by their equipment.
Wildfire smoke may affect people’s health in such a significant way that there are longer-term impacts to local economies well after the wildfire that caused the smoke has been extinguished.
Last year, several water systems serving communities around the Bay Area suffered the effects of three massive wildfires sparked by a rare cluster of thunderstorms that swept across Northern California.
South of San Francisco, the state’s firefighting agency said it responded to 13 vegetation fires in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties in 12 hours, and isolated evacuations were ordered for a total of 120 homes near two of them.
Following a night of howling winds and a dry winter, Cal Fire officials on Tuesday said they were battling multiple fires in Santa Cruz County.
"It's going to be crazy warm," said KTVU meteorologist Steve Paulson.
Environmentalists intend to sue the U.S government to block plans to build up to 11,000 miles of fuel breaks they claim would violate the Endangered Species Act.
Cal Fire announced Monday that the CZU Lighting Complex fires that burned over 135 square miles in San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties has been fully contained.
The North Bay's disastrous 2020 fire season will officially come to an end on Monday morning.
High winds and dry conditions prompted officials at Pacific Gas and Electric to announce a potential public safety power shutoff for as many as 130,000 customers including some in Napa and Sonoma counties.
The higher prices, approved Thursday, take effect March 1 and are expected to boost the bills of PG&E's residential customers by an average of $13.44 a month.
The plan was released on Friday.
The plan released by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management aims to limit wildfires in a 350,000-square-mile area of mainly sagebrush habitat that includes parts of Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Utah.
If they had been U.S. citizens, they would have simply finished their sentences and gone home.
Pacific Gas and Electric said it did not violate any laws or cause harm when tens of thousands were not properly notified during three separate public safety power shutoffs in October 2019.
Experts say this year’s La Niña Winter will cool the North Pacific’s waters and could produce drier conditions down south. The Bay Area could see normal rainfall, which may signal another problem.