CoCo County Firefighters Demonstrate 4th Of July Fire DangerContra Costa Fire Assistant Chief, Chris Bachman was watching the department’s 2019 Fire Academy Class as they worked through their final phase of training. He says the firefighter’s nightmare is just around the corner -- the 4th of July.
'Home Hardening' Seen As Next Level Protection In Age Of Constant WildfiresWith more devastating wildfires in the last several years in California, homeowners are doing much more to increase their chances of saving their homes from burning down.
PG&E Agrees To Pay $1 Billion To Governments For Wildfire DamagePG&E has agreed to pay $1 billion to local governments for their losses from wildfires dating back to 2015. Those payments will be included in the utility's Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan once it's finalized.
PG&E Proactively Cuts Power Because of Hot Weather Pacific Gas & Electric says it is ending proactive power shutdowns in three Northern California counties that were implemented to guard against wildfires during windy, dry and hot weather.
PG&E Shuts Power to Some to Lower Wildfire RisksPacific Gas & Electric said it will shut off power Saturday to about 1,600 customers in eastern Napa County near Lake Berryessa and may do the same for thousands more to reduce the risk of wildfires.
Four-Alarm Wildfire Erupts Near Cordelia; Residents Return To HomesA wildfire that erupted in a woodland area near Cordelia grew to four alarms and burned 24 acres Friday, triggering mandatory evacuations of several residences on Thomasson Lane before the blaze's progress was halted.
Morgan Hill Entrepreneur Envisions Steel-Framed Homes In Age Of WildfiresDevastating wildfires in California may end up changing the way we build homes in the Bay Area, and a startup construction company is betting on it.
Sparks From Workman's Hammer Ignited Deadly Mendocino Ranch FireThe deadly Ranch Fire that burned through Colusa, Glenn, Lake and Mendocino counties last July, the largest wildfire in California history, was ignited by sparks from a workman's hammer.
Arising From The Ashes; Paradise High Seniors Ready To GraduateSean Newsom's senior year of high school started with typical teenage pranks, like sticking a cup to the roof of his car with magnets just to mess with people as he drove around Paradise.
Sonoma County Launches Surprise Fire Safety Inspection Of PropertiesJune has arrived, and for homeowners across the Bay Area, fire inspection season has come with it. That is the case for property owners in unincorporated Sonoma County, where after months of notices and warnings, fire safety inspections are now officially underway.
Sonoma County Launches Surprise Fire Safety Inspection Of PropertiesJune has arrived and, for homeowners across the North Bay, fire inspection season has come with it.
Fire District Letter For Clearing Vegetation Insults Some East Bay HomeownersAfter wildfires ravaged Northern California the last two years, fire departments are stressing the need to clear vegetation. But some East Bay homeowners found one department’s approach to be insulting.
Thousands Of Inspections To Begin In Sonoma County In Effort To Reduce Wildfire DangerFire inspections are about to begin for more than 3,000 residents of unincorporated Sonoma County as part of an expanded effort to reduce wildfire danger that has grown with a wet winter.
CPUC Announces Public Meetings On PG&E $2 Billion Rate Increase RequestThe California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday announced a series of public meetings in July to obtain comment on PG&E Co.'s request to charge customers nearly $2 billion more in the next three years to help pay for wildfire safety improvements and other costs.
Judge Approves $105M PG&E Fund For California Wildfire SurvivorsPacific Gas & Electric Corp. received approval Wednesday to establish a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility's equipment.