California fines PG&E $125M for 2019 Kincade Fire

The California Public Utilities Commission announced Thursday it has penalized PG&E $125 million for violations related to the 2019 Kincade Fire that burned nearly 78,000 acres and prompted the evacuation of about 185,000 residents in Sonoma County.

Ex-college professor charged with setting four California wildfires

A former college professor was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for allegedly starting four wildfires in Northern California earlier this year that threatened to trap firefighters as they battled a massive fire nearby, federal prosecutors said.

Fawn Fire suspect deemed mentally unfit for trial

Alexandra Souverneva is incompetent to stand trail for allegedly starting the Fawn Fire, according to two psychologists appointed by the court to assess her. The fire, started in September, destroyed 100 homes near Shasta Lake

Sequoia National Park to reopen

Sequoia National Park is set to partially reopen. The landmark in the Sierra Nevadas was shut due to the massive KNP Complex Fire. Some of the park's most popular areas, however, are not yet sfe enough for the public to visit.

PG&E to pay $125M for igniting massive Kincade Fire

Pacific Gas & Electric has reached a $125 million settlement agreement with California regulators over the destructive Kincade fire, which was ignited in 2019 by the utility's equipment in a remote area of Sonoma County.

Santa Rosa declares an end to fire season

Santa Rosa, which has been devastated by wildfires over the last few years, received some welcome news on Monday. Fire officials announced an end to the 2021 wildfire season.

Technology gives critical assist to firefighting efforts

New technology is changing how crews respond to wildfires in California. A network of cameras around the state allow first responders to identify new incidents faster, and an evacuation tool that shows real-time data to help get people out of harms way.