Judge Blasts PG&E Over Wildfire Prevention Effort; Orders Revamp Of Inspections, Record-KeepingA federal judge lambasted the ongoing efforts by Pacific, Gas and Electric to reduce fire hazards along its trasmission lines, ordering the utility to hire its own crew of tree inspectors and keep records of the age of every piece of equipment on its transmission towers and lines to prevent future catastrophic wildfires.
Bay Area Scientists Study Rare 'Pyrocumulonimbus' Clouds Fueling Australia WildfiresBay Area scientists are studying a never-before-seen phenomenon fueling the wildfires burning in Australia that may be a manifestation of climate change .
Wine Country Wildfire Leaves Wine Mostly Unscathed – For NowDespite the harvest-season Kincade Fire, which forced evacuations in Healdsburg and Windsor, wine production in Sonoma County escaped largely unscathed.
Paradise Ridge Winery Rebounds After Devastating 2017 Wine Country FiresRebuilding after a wildfire is a long, expensive process. Just ask the owners of Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa--it was decimated by the North Bay fires two years ago.
Painful Lessons From 2017 Fires Helped Sonoma County Better Prepare For Kincade FireWhile the past week has caused plenty of stress and loss in Sonoma County, many are saying the Kincade Fire has shown a marked improvement in the region's ability to respond to a wildfire.
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.
'You Cannot Fight This;' Kincade Fire Evacuations Extended From Healdsburg To PacificThe Sonoma County sheriff announced Saturday that the towns of Healdsburg, Windsor and their unincorporated areas would be evacuated as flames from the expanding Kincade Fire driven by "Diablo winds" continued to advance.
Monday Is Deadline for Wildfire Victims to File Claims With PG&EA critical deadline for wildfire victims is approaching but many of those eligible for the help may not know it.
PG&E Power Shutoffs An Eerie Coincidence On Anniversary Of Wine Country WildfiresJust as power outages and high fire conditions were arriving for most of the Bay Area, Napa and Sonoma Counties will mark the anniversary of the firestorm that changed life for just about everyone in wine country.
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.
Santa Rosa Rolls Out Online Map Component Of Emergency Wildfire PlanAs Northern California approaches the two-year anniversary of the Wine Country Fire siege, the City of Santa Rosa rolling out a critical part of its plan for the next fire.