Bay Area Fire Departments Overwhelmed After Illegal Fireworks Spark Dozens of BlazesBay Area fire officials warned that illegal fireworks were creating an extreme fire danger leading into the Fourth of July holiday and, sadly, those predictions came true.
PG&E Exits Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Pays $5 Billion Into Wildfire FundPacific Gas & Electric has emerged from a contentious bankruptcy saga that began after its long-neglected electrical grid ignited wildfires in California.
Diablo Fire Breaks Out In Stanislaus County; 220 Acres BurnedAn ongoing vegetation fire in Stanislaus County has burned through 300 acres as of Thursday morning, Cal Fire reports.
Fed Judge OKs Plan To End PG&E Bankruptcy After WildfiresA federal judge in San Francisco on Friday said he was approving a $58 billion plan by PG&E to end a contentious bankruptcy saga that began after the utility's outdated equipment ignited deadly, destructive wildfires in Northern California.
Avila Fire: Highway 101 Along Central Coast Open Again, Firefighters Reach 20% ContainmentAll lanes of U.S. 101 were reopened early Tuesday after a fast-moving wildfire on California's Central Coast closed the major highway and threatened dozens of homes.
Confirmation Hearing Begins On PG&E's Plan For Exiting BankruptcyA multi-day confirmation hearing on PG&E's financial plan for emerging from its Chapter 11 bankruptcy began in federal bankruptcy court in San Francisco Wednesday.
PG&E Bankruptcy Plan Wins Support From Wildfire VictimsPacific Gas & Electric's plan for getting out of bankruptcy has won overwhelming support from the victims of deadly Northern California wildfires.
Fire Season Begins In Monterey, San Benito CountiesCal Fire has declared that fire season has started in Monterey and San Benito counties effective 8 a.m. Monday.
California Public Utilities Commission Hits PG&E With $1.9 Billion Penalty For WildfiresThe California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday imposed a record $1.9 billion penalty against PG&E Co. for its role in the catastrophic 2018 Camp Fire in Butte County and 16 North Bay wildfires in 2017.
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.
Judge Blasts PG&E Over Wildfire Prevention Effort; Orders Revamp Of Inspections, Record-KeepingA federal judge lambasted the ongoing efforts by Pacific, Gas and Electric to reduce fire hazards along its trasmission lines, ordering the utility to hire its own crew of tree inspectors and keep records of the age of every piece of equipment on its transmission towers and lines to prevent future catastrophic wildfires.
PG&E Drops Plan To Pay Camp Fire Fine From $13.5B Fund For Wildfire VictimsPG&E announced in San Francisco Monday that it has given up a controversial plan to pay a $4 million criminal fine to Butte County out of a proposed $13.5 billion trust to compensate wildfire victims.
PG&E To Use Funds For Wildfire Victims To Pay For Camp Fire CrimesPG&E is warning its elaborate plan for getting out of bankruptcy might collapse if the utility can’t pay for its criminal liability in the deadly Camp Fire by taking money away from a fund set up to compensate victims for their losses.
Court Approves PG&E's $23B Bankruptcy Financing PackagePacific Gas & Electric on Monday won court approval to raise $23 billion to help pay its bills over destructive California wildfires after Gov. Gavin Newsom dropped his opposition to a financing package.
PG&E Tells Court It Can't Commit To Expanding Tree-Trimming ForceLawyers for Pacific Gas & Electric said the utility can't commit to hiring hundreds more tree trimmers in the way that a federal judge wants.