Dixie Fire Update: Extreme Fire Conditions Along East Zone; Flames 'Running Through The Crowns'While fire crews battled flames advancing toward Jonesville on the northeastern edge of the massive Dixie Fire early Saturday, their counterparts along the eastern edge were confronted with "borderline extreme fire behavior" as the blaze grew to 181,289 acres.
Dixie Fire Update: Wildfire Grows To 181,289 Acres; Flames Threatening Twain and QuincyThe Dixie Fire that raged through bone-dry timber and brush in Plumas and Butte counties grew to 167,430 acres by Friday night, according to Cal Fire officials.
Dixie Fire Update: New Mandatory Evacuations in Plumas County; Blaze Explodes Into 113,000-Acre MegafireSeveral new mandatory evacuation orders were issued in Plumas County Thursday as the Dixie Fire continued its explosive growth.
Dixie Fire Update: Flames Race Up Feather River Canyon; Towering Pyrocumulus Cloud Stirs Up Erratic WeatherA wall of flames fueled by erratic winds and clouds of embers raced up the Feather River overnight through the Plumas County communities of Belden and Rich Bar as the Dixie Fire grew to over 61,000 acres and was just 15 percent contained.
UPDATE: Dixie Fire Grows to 40,500 Acres; Blown PG&E Power Line Fuses May Have Started BlazeBlown fuses on a Pacific Gas and Electric power line are being looked at a possible cause of the Dixie Fire burning in Butte and Plumas counties that has exploded in size to 40,500 acres as of Monday evening.
Dixie Fire In Northern California Grows To 3.5 Square Miles Near Camp Fire Zone; Survivors ConcernedA blaze that erupted near the flashpoint of the deadliest wildfire in recent U.S. history was heading away from homes on Thursday but survivors of the 2018 blaze in the town of Paradise worried that history could repeat itself.
After Deadly Wildfires, PG&E's Bankruptcy Promises Falling FlatPromises made by CEO Patricia “Patti" Poppe in her first letter to shareholders are ringing hollow a year after PG&E emerged from one of the most complex bankruptcy cases in U.S. history.
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.
PG&E Accuses Ex-Employees Of Taking Bribes To Funnel Business To Camp Fire Cleanup ContractorUtility giant Pacific Gas & Electric accused two of its former employees of accepting bribes to funnel business to a waste-hauling company after the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California history.
Bay Area Lawmakers React to Marjorie Taylor Greene's Jewish Space Laser Conspiracy TheoryThere is growing outrage at newly elected representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia over her conspiracy theory involving the devastating and deadly Camp Fire.
Butte County Women Charged With Lying About 2018 Camp Fire Losses To Receive Thousands In AidTwo Butte County women face federal fraud charges this week for allegedly lying about losing their homes in the 2018 Camp Fire in order to receive disaster relief.
Families Of Camp Fire Victims Call PG&E 'Mass Murderers...Thieves, Liars'The families of some of the 85 people killed by a horrific Butte County wildfire ignited by Pacific Gas & Electric’s long-neglected equipment vilified the company Wednesday as greedy, corrupt and reckless, telling heartbreaking stories of their loss in court.
PG&E Pleads Guilty To 84 Counts Of Manslaughter In 2018 Camp Fire That Devastated ParadiseOne by one the names of the 84 victims killed in the devastating Camp Fire were read aloud in Butte County Superior Court Tuesday and with each, PG&E CEO Bill Johnson answered with a single word - "guilty."
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.
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.