Cal Fire: PG&E Transmission Lines To Blame In 2019 Kincade Fire In Sonoma CountyThe destructive 2019 Kincade Fire, the largest fire ever to occur in Sonoma County, was caused by transmission lines owned by Pacific Gas and Electric, according to an announcement Thursday by Cal Fire.
Coronavirus Update: Kincade Fire Cleanup Deadline Extended Due To Shelter-In-PlaceThe deadline for removal and cleanup of debris on properties affected by the Kincade Fire in 2019 has been extended from May 15 to Aug. 1, Sonoma County officials announced this week.
PG&E And Governor Newsom Still At Odds Over Bankruptcy PlanPacific Gas & Electric attorneys on Wednesday assured a federal judge the utility will emerge from bankruptcy by its June deadline, even as California Gov. Gavin Newsom vowed to follow through on his threat to have the state take over the nation’s largest utility.
Governor Newsom Aims To Block PG&E's Bankruptcy PlanCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging a federal judge to reject Pacific Gas and Electric’s blueprint for getting out of bankruptcy and renewing his threat to lead a bid to turn the beleaguered utility into a government-run operation.
Sonoma County Prepares To Sue PG&E For Damages From Kincade FireSonoma Country is exploring plans to sue Pacific Gas and Electric over the massive Kincade Fire last fall that combined with rolling power shutoffs caused losses of $725 million.
Report: Kincade Fire, Power Shutoffs Cost Sonoma County $725MThe 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.
Napa Animal Rescue Team Relocated Hundreds Of Horses During Kincade FireIt’s one thing to evacuate entire towns, but how do you evacuate 800 horses? You do it carefully, with hundreds of volunteers working around the clock; that’s what the Napa Community Animal Rescue Team (CART) is trained to do.
Harvest Of Ember & Ash: Soda Rock Winery Bounces Back From Kincade FireThe destructive Kincade Fire burned hundreds of buildings in Sonoma County, including the Soda Rock Winery. But the owner's plans to rebuild it from the ashes tell a tale of resilience in the fire-stricken community.
Kincade Fire Victims May Be Eligible For Property Tax ReliefOwners of property in Sonoma County that sustained more than $10,000 damage from the Kincade Fire in October may be eligible to defer their first property tax installment due on Tuesday, Dec. 10, county officials said.
Weekend Atmospheric River Prompts Flash Flood Warning In Kincade Fire Burn ZoneForecasters are warning that an atmospheric river flowing into the region this weekend could bring flash flooding and mudslides to the Kincade Fire burn area.
PG&E Says Power Shutoffs Limited Fires Despite Transmission Line Failure In Sonoma CountyThe nation’s largest utility said Friday that its distribution lines have sparked no damaging wildfires since it began repeatedly shutting off power to hundreds of thousands of Northern California customers this fall.
Sonoma County Looking For Hazardous Materials In Kincade Fire Burn ZoneNow that the Kincade Fire is out, Sonoma County is inspecting many of the damaged areas, looking for hazardous materials. One of the first to be inspected is the Oak Ridge Angus Ranch, just below the geysers, not far from where the fire started.
State PUC To Investigate PG&E's Power Shutoff PolicyThe state Public Utility Commission announced Wednesday it will launch an investigation into all aspects of Pacific Gas & Electric's policy to turn off electricity to homes and businesses as a way to prevent wildfires.
Kincade Fire Clean Up Efforts Continue With Hazardous Waste SweepRecovery efforts continued Tuesday in area impacted by the Kincade Fire as the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors worked toward making their community more fire safe.
Homeowners In Fire Zones Lose Insurance CoverageAs fires ravage California each year, more homeowners are at risk of losing their insurance.