Cal Fire Crews Clearing Santa Cruz Mountain Forests To Prevent WildfiresBuzzing chainsaws are interrupted by the frequent crash of breaking branches as crews fell towering trees and clear tangled brush in the densely forested Santa Cruz Mountains.
PG&E Using Huge Heli-Saws To Trim Trees From Power Lines In Wildfire CountryPG&E's Heli-Saw may sound like something out of a horror movie, but it’s a welcome sight in wildfire country.
California Utilities Testing Diagnostic Tech That Could Help Prevent WildfiresA new technology being tested by California utilities is aimed at diagnosing problems before they can cause power outages or spark wildfires.
In-N-Out Sued By Cal Fire Over 2017 San Luis Obispo County WildfireCal Fire has filed a million dollar lawsuit against California burger chain In-N-Out claiming the company is responsible for starting a 2017 wildfire in San Luis Obispo County.
Proposed San Jose Hills Vineyard Could Serve As Fire BreakA plan to build a massive vineyard on some barren hillsides in the middle of San Jose is getting some attention at City Hall.
Utility Regulators Grill Cell Phone Providers Over Service Loss During Power OutagesUtility regulators demanded answers Wednesday from wireless, internet and landline providers why their equipment failed during previous Pacific Gas & Electric power outages, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without a way to get emergency alerts or make 911 calls.
Bay Area Power Shutoff Survival GuideExtremely and windy conditions have prompted Pacific Gas and Electric to issue a 48-hour notice Monday of a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff affecting 264,000 customers in 22 Northern California counties, including six Bay Area counties.
CPUC Orders Investigation Into PG&E Handling Of Public Safety OutagesCalifornia regulators have unanimously ordered an investigation into a dozen deliberate power outages that plunged millions of people into the dark last month.
Homeowners In Fire Zones Lose Insurance CoverageAs fires ravage California each year, more homeowners are at risk of losing their insurance.
Paradise Pauses To Remember 1 Year After Deadly Camp FireOne year after the most devastating wildfire in California history mostly destroyed the town, local officials asked people to pause.
PG&E Expects More Than $6 Billion In Wildfire Costs This YearPacific Gas & Electric is reporting substantial losses for the third quarter, driven by catastrophic wildfires that have been blamed on the utility's outdated transmission lines.
Kincade Fire Fully Contained At 77,758 AcresThe devastating Kincade Fire that began near Geyserville has been fully contained after two weeks, Cal Fire announced Wednesday evening.
Paradise Rebuilds But Danger May Still Lurk 1 Year After Devastating Camp Fire"Rebuilding the Ridge" is a rallying cry on signs around town, evoking the beauty and peril of rebuilding on a wind-swept jut of land poking out of the Sierra Nevada and begging the question: Will the resurgent community be safer this time?
PG&E Agrees To Extend Deadline For Wildfire Damage ClaimsPacific Gas & Electric has agreed to extend by two months the deadline to file claims against the company for damages suffered from a series of wildfires in California.
Trump Slams Newsom, Threatens to Cut Fed Funding for California WildfiresPresident Donald Trump is threatening to cut U.S. funding to California for aid during wildfires that have burned across the state this fall.