5 Sonoma County Governments Reach $31M Settlement With PG&E Over 2019 Kincade FireSonoma County, the town of Windsor and the cities of Healdsburg, Cloverdale and Santa Rosa announced Wednesday that they have reached a joint $31 million settlement with PG&E over damages caused by the 2019 Kincade Fire.
Wildfire Season: Cal Fire Suspends Burn Permits For San Mateo, Santa Cruz CountiesCal Fire added two more counties to its growing list of regions of Northern California where it has suspended burn permits, in response to increasing fire danger posed by dead grass and hotter, drier conditions.
Recent Burn Scars Vulnerable To Burn Again In Upcoming Wildfire Season, Cal Fire WarnsFollowing some of the worst wildfires in state history, Cal Fire is warning that burn scars in and around the Bay Area are not immune to burning once again this summer.
Grass Fire In Woodside Sparked By Illegal Campfire; Man ArrestedA man was arrested for setting an illegal campfire that sparked a small grass fire in the hills of Woodside in San Mateo County on Friday morning, deputies said.
Fire Danger: Cal Fire Suspends Burn Permits For Monterey, San Benito CountiesStarting Monday, Cal Fire is suspending all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Areas of Monterey and San Benito counties.
Alameda County Fire Stations To Hoist Fire Warning Flags During Dangerous Weather ConditionsStarting this month, two dozen fire stations around Alameda County will hoist flags during dangerous fire weather conditions.
Judge Stops Short In Requiring PG&E To Consider Vegetation Risks For Power Shutoff DecisionsThe federal judge overseeing PG&E's criminal proceedings expressed his displeasure with the utility company in an unusual fashion: he made his proposal a recommendation -- not a mandatory order.
Amid Wildfire Devastation At Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 'Nature Is Finding A Way'Eight months after a lightning siege ignited more than 650 wildfires in Northern California, the state’s oldest park is doing what nature does best: recovering.
Regulators Rebuke PG&E For Neglect In Reducing Wildfire RiskCalifornia power regulators are poised to reprimand Pacific Gas & Electric for continuing to neglect its electrical grid that has ignited a series of deadly wildfires.
Judge Mulls Requiring PG&E To Turn Off Power More Frequently To Reduce Wildfire RiskA federal judge overseeing Pacific Gas & Electric's criminal probation said Tuesday that he is considering requiring the utility to be more aggressive about turning off its electricity lines near tall trees.
Federal Judge Considers Additional Conditions To PG&E ProbationA federal Judge used sharp language in addressing PG&E and its lawyers during a hearing on Wednesday to consider adding further conditions to the probation imposed after the utility's prior criminal convictions.