PG&E: More Than 100 Incidents Of Wind Damage Found In Wake Of Power OutageUtility crew inspections in the wake of a massive Pacific Gas & Electric preventive power outage that left millions of Northern Californians in the dark have discovered more than 100 incidents of wind damage to transmission lines that may have triggered a wildfire, company officials announced Wednesday.
Investigators: Moraga Wildfire Cause Appears To Accidental In NatureArson investigators say the cause of a wildfire that threatened 140 structures in Moraga early Thursday morning appears to have been accidental in nature.
Problems During PG&E's Unprecedented Power Shutdown May Not Be Easy To FixThis time last week the Bay Area was preparing for an unprecedented power shutdown. It did not go well, and chances are the next large-scale PG&E shutdown will look very much the same.
Contra Costa Fire Depts. Say Advanced Deployment Helped Limit Fire DamageFirefighting resources deployed in advance of red flag weather conditions and the Public Safety Power Shutoff this past week are being credited by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District for limiting potential damage.
As Climate Warms, Expect More Blackouts to Forestall WildfiresExpect more preventative power blackouts in California as the climate gets hotter and drier and the wildfire season gets nastier and longer, scientists say.
Santa Ana Winds-Fueled Wildfire Burns Granada Hills Homes A wind-whipped firestorm roared into picturesque Southern California Granada Hills neighborhoods early Friday, destroying homes and sending thousands fleeing from its path.
PG&E CEO Apologizes To Customers: 'We Were Not Adequately Prepared'PG&E officials announced Thursday afternoon that improving weather conditions in areas impacted by the Public Safety Power Shutoff had improved enough for an "all clear" to be issued for crews to begin safety inspections.
CPUC President Calls PG&E's Management Of Shutoffs 'Unacceptable'The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday blasted PG&E amid the utility's Public Safety Power Shutoff, which has affected more than 800,000 customers throughout the state since Wednesday.
Moraga's Sanders Ranch Neighborhood Evacuated; Early Morning Wildfire Threatened HomesResidents of Moraga's Sanders Ranch neighborhood were forced to flee their homes early Thursday as a fast-moving wildfire burned through at least 40 acres and threatened structures in an area already darkened by the PG&E planned power outage, authorities said.
PG&E Ramps Up Tree-Trimming Efforts Amid Increased Wildfire ConcernsFall can be a deadly time of year in Northern California. It's a time when wildfires have raged through hillsides and into cities like Santa Rosa and towns like Paradise.
Delayed PG&E Power Shutdown Begins In East Bay, South Bay, Santa Cruz CountyThe looming planned power shutdown set to start sometime after noon Wednesday has now been postponed without a set time for the East Bay, the South Bay and Santa Cruz, according to officials.
South Bay Residents Remain On Edge Awaiting Power OutageA neighborhood in the East Foothills of San Jose has been on edge all day Wednesday, waiting to see if the power would stay on or be cut off.
Bay Area Residents Facing Frustrations With PG&E Power ShutdownThe planned PG&E shutdown for Northern California is underway, but customer problems retrieving information online and a delay to the second round of shutoffs is leading to frustration over the process.
North Bay Residents Cope With First 12 Hours Of Massive PG&E Power ShutdownAlmost 12 hours after PG&E shut off the power in the North Bay out of concerns over fire danger and high winds, residents in Sonoma were doing their best to cope with the blackout.
Newsom: Californians Should Be 'Outraged' Over PG&E Power ShutoffsGov. Gavin Newsom: The estimated 800,000 customers across California who will be affected by a Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E starting on Wednesday should be "outraged" and "infuriated."