Report: California Policies Encourage Rebuilding In Fire-Prone AreasA new report published Thursday warns that state and local officials are pushing for rebuilding in areas destroyed by wildfires when they should be directing more construction in urban areas.
REPORT: Majority OF PG&E Fire Victim Trust Funds Going To Overhead, Not VictimsPG&E set up a trust to compensate victims of recent wildfires started by the utility’s faulty equipment. After its first year, the trust paid $7 million to eligible survivors but racked up $51 million in costs.
PG&E Arraigned On Criminal Charges In Connection With 2019 Kincade Fire In Sonoma CountyPacific Gas & Electric Company was arraigned in a Sonoma County courtroom Tuesday in connection with the massive Kincade Fire that burned in late 2019.
Sonoma County DA Files Charges Against PG&E For Role In 2019 Kincaid FireThe Sonoma County District Attorney announced Tuesday that its office filed criminal charges against Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for its role in causing the 2019 Kincade Fire.
Sonoma County Sues PG&E Over 2019 Kincade FireSeveral cities in Sonoma County, the town of Windsor and the county itself filed a lawsuit against Pacific Gas and Electric on Tuesday, alleging that the utility company's equipment caused the 2019 Kincade Fire.
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.
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.
BOMB CYCLONE: Flash Flood Watch For Kincade Fire Burn Zone; Blizzard Conditions In SierraThe first major storm in nearly six months zeroed in on Northern California Tuesday, triggering a flash flood watch for the fire-charred areas of Sonoma County, a high surf advisory, a hurricane force wind warning for the Mendocino coast and winter storm warning for the Sierra.
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.
Wine Country Wildfire Leaves Wine Mostly Unscathed – For NowDespite the harvest-season Kincade Fire, which forced evacuations in Healdsburg and Windsor, wine production in Sonoma County escaped largely unscathed.
Low Amount Of Burned Homes Means Homeowners May Pay For Kincade Fire CleanupThe Kincade Fire was officially contained this week after burning 77,000 acres in Sonoma County, but residents are dealing with an unintended consequence.
Sonoma State Students Arrested For Ransacking Empty Dorms During Kincade FireThree Sonoma State University students were arrested on suspicion of ransacking dorm rooms on the campus while it was closed during the Kincade Fire.