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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 at 01:13 AM PDT

Family Sues Southern California Edison Over Wildfire Death

Family Sues Southern California Edison Over Wildfire Death

The brothers of a 73-year-old man who died in a California wildfire last year are suing Southern California Edison for wrongful death and negligence.

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 11:57 AM PST
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By Elizabeth Chavolla

Photos: What to Keep in Your Disaster Emergency Kit

The American Red Cross provided NBC Los Angeles with a list of things that every...View gallery

  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle
  • Backpack
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 at 03:05 AM PDT

Cancer-Causing Chemical Taints Water After California Blaze

Cancer-Causing Chemical Taints Water After California Blaze

The drinking water in Paradise, California, where 85 people died last year in the nation's worst wildfire in a century, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, officials said.

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 at 10:46 AM PDT

Newsom Weighs Wildfire Liability Law, But No Commitment

Newsom Weighs Wildfire Liability Law, But No Commitment

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that lawmakers should consider changing California's strict law that makes utilities pay for wildfire damage caused by their equipment, regardless of fault, a controversial proposal...

Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 05:43 AM PDT

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Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 at 10:46 AM PDT

Millions Live in Parts of California Threatened by Wildfires

Millions Live in Parts of California Threatened by Wildfires

Impoverished towns in the shadow of Mount Shasta. Rustic Gold Rush cities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. High-dollar resort communities on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Ritzy Los Angeles County suburbs. They...

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 at 04:55 PM PDT

Man Builds a Fire-Resistant Home

Man Builds a Fire-Resistant Home

A man built his vacation home in the fire zone, and when the Thomas Fire blazed through, it reached his property. But it didn't burn it down. He says it's due to his fire-resistant design and materials, and...

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 at 02:44 AM PDT

PG&E Objects to Judge's Proposals to Prevent Wildfires

PG&E Objects to Judge's Proposals to Prevent Wildfires

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pushed back Friday on a U.S. judge's revised proposals to prevent the utility's equipment from causing more wildfires, saying it could not "monitor every tree at every moment of every...

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 09:46 AM PDT

California National Guard to Leave Border, Help Stop Fires

California National Guard to Leave Border, Help Stop Fires

California is calling in the National Guard for the first time next month to help protect communities from devastating fires like the one that largely destroyed the city of Paradise last fall.

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 at 02:03 PM PDT

Arcing Power Lines Blamed for Sparking Deadly Thomas Fire

Arcing Power Lines Blamed for Sparking Deadly Thomas Fire

High winds pushing power lines sparked 2017's deadly Thomas Fire, California's second largest wildfire, officials said Wednesday.

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