PG&E Emailed Woman About Power Line Problems 1 Day Before Camp FireA day before a deadly blaze destroyed a California town, the giant utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. got in touch with Betsy Ann Cowley, saying the company needed access to her property because its power lines were causing sparks.
Helicopter Clips Power Lines Near Calistoga; Triggers Fire, Huge OutageAn inspection helicopter clipped high-intensity power lines near Calistoga Thursday, starting a brush fire and triggering a massive power outage that stretched from northern Napa County to southern Sonoma County, officials said.
PG&E Warns Of New Policy To Shut Off Power In Extreme Fire DangerPG&E on Tuesday warned customers in the Bay Area about a new policy that will cut electricity to certain neighborhoods during extreme fire weather conditions.
Cal Fire Blames 12 NorCal Wildfires On PG&E Power Lines, Equipment FailuresPacific Gas and Electric power lines and equipment failure are to blame for 12 of the catastrophic Northern California wildfires started in October 2017, according to the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Power Lines Touching Trees Blamed for 4 NorCal WildfiresState fire officials blame power lines coming into contact with trees for sparking four Northern California wildfires last October that incinerated more than 130 buildings.
California Considers Switching Off Power Lines As Wildfire PreventionSome people in California think switching off power lines could be key to wildfire prevention, but it may come with another set of dangers.
Wildfires Prompt Tougher Rules For California UtilitiesCalifornia is ordering utility companies to do more to keep power lines from sparking devastating wildfires.
PG&E, Other Utilities Delayed Effort To Map Power Line Risk To WildfiresTwo days before the deadliest outbreak of wildfires in California history, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and other utilities won the latest in a long series of delays to map where power lines pose the greatest wildfire risk, a report said Sunday.
Power At San Jose Airport Restored; I-880 ReopenedPower was fully restored at Mineta San Jose International Airport and all lanes of I-880 have reopened after a Friday morning filled with outages and downed power lines plagued the South Bay.
Powerful Storm Wreaks Havoc On Roads, Downs Trees, Power Lines, Prompts Flood WatchThe Bay Area was soaked Saturday by the biggest storm in weeks. Flood watches and wind advisories were in effect through midnight.
Power Lines Viewed By Lawmakers As Top Cause Of California WildfiresCalifornia lawmakers focused Wednesday on power lines as a cause of devastating wildfires, possibly including a blaze this summer that killed two people and damaged or destroyed 965 structures in the Sierra Nevada foothills.