Santa Rosa Fire Dept: At Least 2 North Bay Wildfires Were Sparked by Power LinesInvestigators have determined that power lines buffeted by heavy winds ignited at least two small fires the night of Oct. 8 in North Bay neighborhoods.
Wine Country Wildfire Survivors Victimized by Skyrocketing Rents, EvictionsSome survivors of the wine country wildfires are being evicted from their homes after sharp rent increases. Evictions in burn-affected areas are up - and up dramatically.
Lawmakers Look at PG&E Test Equipment as Possible Cause of Wine Country FiresPG&E sent a letter to state senator Jerry Hill saying that PG&E test devices, known as reclosers, could easily start fires if they’re not deactivated. Only three were disabled before the North Bay wildfires broke out.
Wildfires Prompt Cal Fire To Keep Dozens Of Stations Open In WinterWith wildfires now a constant danger, Cal Fire is opting to keep many more of its stations open during the winter.
Massive Thomas Fire Now Over 90% ContainedFirefighters are close to completing containment lines around the remnants of the huge and costly wildfire that scorched two Southern California counties this month.
Pet Goldfish Lost In North Bay Wildfire Seek OwnerWhat Logan Hertel and his friends found in the wildfire scorched remains of their Northern California neighborhood wasn't a treasured photo album, cherished wedding ring or even a scrawny cat.
Largest Wildfire On Record In California 88% Contained; Air Quality ImprovesCalifornia's largest wildfire on record is producing very little active flame now and not expected to make any further forward progress.
World War II Vet Who Lost Uniform, Medals in North Bay Wildfire Receives DuplicatesThanks to the efforts of his daughter and fellow Marine Santiago Sanchez, 92-year-old Charles "Doc" Greene was reunited with his past.
Thomas Fire Now Largest in California HistoryThe Thomas fire has burned 273,400 -- 154 acres larger than California's previous fire record holder, the 2003 Cedar fire in San Diego County that killed 15 people.
All Significant Southern California Wildfire Evacuation Orders LiftedRemaining significant evacuation orders for areas around the smoldering remnants of Southern California's huge wildfire were canceled Thursday after a new round of winds caused little fire activity.
PG&E Installs Temporary Power Lines In Fire-Ravaged Coffey ParkPG&E officials said Tuesday that temporary overhead power lines will be restored by Friday to the fire-ravaged Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa.
Thomas Fire On Course To Become California's Largest-Ever WildfireA huge blaze that has devastated swaths of Southern California is on course to become the largest wildfire in the state's modern history and is expected to burn into January.