Independent Energy Homes Not Yet Taking Off Despite Fires, Power Outages In North BayAfter a week of intermittent power outages in the North Bay, the concept of being free from the grid seems pretty appealing. But even in an area hit hard by disaster, the idea is taking some getting used to.
Odin, Goat-Herding Dog Who Survived 2017 Tubbs Fire, Spotted In Kincade Fire ZoneOdin, the Bay Area dog who became something of a celebrity during the 2017 Wine Country wildfires, was back in the fire zones Monday.
Sonoma, Alameda, Santa Clara Counties Activate Emergency Centers Ahead Of Power ShutoffSonoma County and the city of Santa Rosa have declared proclamations of local emergency and activated their Emergency Operation Centers in anticipation of PG&E's plan to shut off electric power to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires during dangerous wind conditions Wednesday and Thursday.
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.
Jury To Decide PG&E's Role In California Wine Country WildfireA judge presiding over Pacific Gas and Electric's bankruptcy case agreed Friday to allow a state jury to decide whether the power company's equipment ignited a devastating wildfire in California wine country nearly two years ago.
Victims Of 2017-18 Northern California Wildfires Can File Claims With PG&EPeople affected by wildfires in Northern California in 2017 and 2018 can file claims for housing assistance and other immediate needs with Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
Study: Tubbs Fire Firefighters Have Elevated Levels Of Toxins In SystemFirefighters who battled the October 2017 Tubbs Fire in Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties have tested at “troubling” levels for toxic exposure, according to a new study.
Santa Rosa Restaurant 'Willi's Wine Bar' Rises From Ashes Of Tubbs FireAn iconic Santa Rosa restaurant, destroyed in the Tubbs fire a year and half ago, has reopened its doors, presenting a powerful symbol of recovery for customers and workers alike.
Fire Dept. Dispatcher Honored For Response To Wine Country WildfiresA North Bay fire dispatcher has been recognized with a national award for her work during the 2017 Wine Country wildfires.
Prefab A Faster Alternative For Santa Rosa Homeowners Rebuilding After Tubbs FireIt's been 17 months since the Tubbs Fire devastated Santa Rosa and the rebuilding has begun. Some fire victims are choosing a construction method that promises to get them home sooner.
Rebuilding Ramps Up In Santa Rosa's Coffey Park 17 Months After WildfireAn official says that 17 months after a massive wildfire destroyed hundreds of homes in a Wine Country neighborhood, 70 percent of the properties are under construction or have been rebuilt.
Warming Climate Brings Summers So Dry Even Wet Winters Won't Dampen Fire DangerA new study from a team of climate scientists and forest experts suggests that an endless fire season is our new reality in the Golden State.
Cal Fire Blames Tubbs Fire On Private Electrical LinesCal Fire announced Thursday that an investigation has determined the deadly Tubbs Fire that ravaged Santa Rosa in October of 2017 was started by a private electrical system and not by PG&E equipment.
Water Advisory In Burned Santa Rosa Neighborhood Lifted After Nearly A YearA water quality advisory has been lifted in the Fountaingrove area of Santa Rosa where more than 1,500 homes burned in the Tubbs Fire a year ago, city water officials announced Thursday.
Resilient Girl Who Lost Prosthetic Legs In Tubbs Fire Starts Anew In TexasOne of the victims of destructive and deadly Tubbs Fire -- a ten-year-old Coffey Park girl named Lilly -- lost everything: her home, her toys, and her most important possession, her prosthetic legs.