Cal Fire Chief Thom Porter To Retire After 3 Massive Wildfire SeasonsThe chief of California’s forestry and wildland firefighting agency announced Monday that he will retire next month after shepherding the state through three historic wildfire seasons.
PG&E Reaches $125M Settlement Over Massive 2019 Kincade FirePacific 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.
Lightning-Caused Windy Fire Burned Hundreds Of Giant SequoiasThe lightning-caused Windy Fire burned into 11 giant sequoia groves, claiming hundreds of towering trees, before firefighters were finally able to get a handle on the raging wildfire, U.S. Forestry officials announced Tuesday.
Hedge Funds Earn $2 Billion By Dumping PG&E Stock As Fire Survivors Are Left Short-ChangedWhile fire survivors continue to await promised compensation from Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Wall Street hedge funds received a hefty payout.
UPDATE: Atmospheric River Drenches Northern California With Historic RainfallA cyclone off the Northwest coast aimed a potent atmospheric river into Northern California Sunday, dumping a stunning amount of rain in parts of the Bay Area over a 24-hour span, weather officials said.
Atmospheric River: Defiant Santa Cruz Mountain Residents Say They Will Ride Out The StormAuthorities have issued an evacuation order for hundreds of homes in and around the CZU Lightning Complex Fire burn scar area in the Santa Cruz Mountains, but many local residents say they will ignore the order and ride out the potent storm in their homes.
Flash Flood Watches Issued As Storm Aims at Fire-Scarred Northern CaliforniaNorthern California residents relieved that this week’s rain helped contain stubborn wildfires and soaked dry gardens were preparing for a massive storm arriving Sunday that could bring flash flooding to vast areas scorched by fire.
Gov. Newsom Issues Emergency Order to Help Recovering Wildfire CountiesGovernor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency and issued a proclamation to help California counties affected by the recent wildfires, said officials from the Governor’s office.
Atmospheric River: North Bay Communities Prepare For Major Storm; Flood Concerns In Fire Scarred AreasAs the atmospheric river continues to move towards the Bay Area and the forecast begins to materialize, North Bay residents are concerned, particularly in areas ravaged by last year's massive wildfires.
Massive Caldor Fire 100% Contained After Threatening Lake Tahoe RegionThe 2-month-old California wildfire that threatened the Lake Tahoe resort region over the summer has been declared 100% contained, officials said.
5 NorCal Counties Sue PG&E Over Massive Dixie FireFive Northern California counties are suing Pacific Gas & Electric Co. over the massive Dixie Fire that burned nearly 1 million acres over the summer.