Press Democrat Wins Pulitzer For Wine Country Wildfire ReportsThe Press Democrat of Santa Rosa has won the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for coverage of devastating wildfires that swept through wine country in October.
Gov. Brown Suspends Mobile Home Regulations to Help Fire VictimsGov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed an executive order removing barriers to mobile home construction and placement in an effort to help residents displaced by the recent Southern California mudslides and wildfires.
Heavy Rains Bring Erosion Concerns To North Bay Areas Burned By WildfiresHeavy rains have brought erosion concerns to the thousands of empty lots burned out by the wine country wildfires.
California Spent Nearly $1.8B Fighting Major 2017 WildfiresCalifornia state agencies spent nearly $1.8 billion fighting fierce wildfires that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses last year.
Sonoma County Officials Take A Look At Wildfire Alert And Warning SystemThe Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Tuesday will discuss a state report on how the county's alert system functioned during the October wildfires that destroyed 5,300 homes and killed 24 people.
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.