As Climate Warms, Expect More Blackouts to Forestall WildfiresExpect more preventative power blackouts in California as the climate gets hotter and drier and the wildfire season gets nastier and longer, scientists say.
Strong Winds Trigger PG&E Power Shutoff Across Bay Area Starting WednesdayPacific Gas & Electric Co. announced Monday that widespread dry winds forecast for midweek will prompt power shutoffs in Napa, parts of the East Bay and potentially in portions of 30 counties the utility serves.
Firefighters Fully Contain American Fire -- 526 Acres BurnedTaking advantage of cooling temperatures and calming winds, firefighters gained a firm foothold overnight on Napa County wildfire that has charred 526 acres and was 80 percent contained.
Newsom Signs 22 New Laws Taking Aim At California Wildfire DangerCalifornia is adopting nearly two dozen laws aimed at preventing and fighting the devastating wildfires that have charred large swaths of the state in recent years and killed scores of people.
Power Fully Restored To Sonoma, Napa Counties After PG&E ShutoffSonoma County officials said electric power was fully restored in the county as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, ending PG&E's planned public safety power shutoff that began 12 hours earlier.
Reservoir Fire Burning East Of Milpitas 70 Percent ContainedThe Reservoir Fire, which has been burning off Calaveras Road east of Milpitas near the Calaveras Reservoir since Saturday afternoon, was described as 70 percent contained Sunday night.
NWS Issues Fire Weather Watch for Bay Area Hills Starting Monday NightThe National Weather Service issued a fire weather watch starting Monday night for the North and East Bay hills and higher elevations in the Diablo Range.
PG&E Fire Victims, Bondholders Offer Bankruptcy Exit PlanPacific Gas and Electric Co. bondholders and wildfire victims have joined forces and proposed their own reorganization plan.
Trial For Tubbs Fire Victims' Claims Against PG&E Set For JanuaryA San Francisco Superior Court judge on Monday set a Jan. 7 date for a trial on claims against PG&E by a small group of elderly and ill Sonoma County residents who were harmed in the 2017 Tubbs Fire.
Containment Grows As Walker Fire In Plumas National Forest Scorches 74 Square MilesThe Walker Fire burning in northeastern California continued to grow Tuesday while containment increased, as the firefight in the Plumas National Forest entered its seventh day.
2 Northern California Wildfires Expand, Evacuation Orders IssuedA wildfire in in Plumas National Forest has grown rapidly to more than 37 square miles; farther north, crews worked to increase containment of the Red Bank fire that has burned more than 12 square miles west of Red Bluff.
Mountain Fire Burning In Shasta County 50 Percent ContainedAuthorities have partially surrounded a Northern California wildfire that burned three homes and prompted evacuation orders for thousands of people.
California Insurers Drop Thousands Of Policies In High-Fire Risk AreasNew California data shows insurance companies declined to renew nearly 350,000 home insurance policies in areas at high risk for wildfire since the state began collecting data in 2015.
PG&E Monitor: Inspectors Missing Potentially Hazardous Trees Near Power LinesA court-appointed monitor told a federal judge in San Francisco Wednesday that PG&E Co.'s tree inspectors are missing some trees that may be at risk of causing fires by falling on electric lines.
Marin Officials Voice Support For Parcel Tax Aimed At Wildfire PreventionGovernment and fire officials in Marin County will soon be asking residents to support a new county-wide parcel tax for wildfire prevention, and early polling shows it may be an easy sell.