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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Friday, Jan 25, 2019 at 03:49 PM PST

Deadly California Fire Caused by Homeowner Equipment: Agency

Deadly California Fire Caused by Homeowner Equipment: Agency

Investigators said Thursday that a 2017 wildfire that killed 22 people in Northern California wine country was caused by a private electrical system, not equipment belonging to embattled Pacific Gas & Electric...

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 at 03:15 AM PST

LA County Reminds Residents of Woolsey Fire Assistance Deadlines

LA County Reminds Residents of Woolsey Fire Assistance Deadlines

Critical deadlines are approaching for Woolsey Fire victims to apply for federal grants, small business loans and debris removal, county officials reminded residents Tuesday.

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 at 11:37 AM PST

Man Accused of Igniting Holy Fire Pleads Not Guilty

Man Accused of Igniting Holy Fire Pleads Not Guilty

A man accused of igniting the Holy Fire that blackened 23,000 acres in Riverside and Orange counties pleaded not guilty on Tuesday.

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 11:57 PM PST

Facing Massive Liability, PG&E Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

Facing Massive Liability, PG&E Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

Pacific Gas and Electric said it plans to file for bankruptcy protection amid potentially massive liabilities resulting from the deadly California wildfires.

Monday, Dec 31, 2018 at 11:40 PM PST

Prosecutors: Fires May Mean PG&E Violated Criminal Sentence

Prosecutors: Fires May Mean PG&E Violated Criminal Sentence

Federal prosecutors say a California utility's role in igniting wildfires last year could allow a judge to find that it violated terms of its criminal conviction in a deadly gas pipeline explosion.

Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 at 09:55 AM PST

Gov't Needs to Do More to Protect Communities From Fires: Ex-Cal Fire Chief

Gov't Needs to Do More to Protect Communities From Fires: Ex-Cal Fire Chief

Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott, just before his retirement, said the government needs to raise the bar on protecting the community from fires.

Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018 at 04:09 PM PST

Couple That Lost Home in California Wildfire Get Pardons

Couple That Lost Home in California Wildfire Get Pardons

Jason Burnett said he detected a faint feeling of disappointment from his wife when California Gov. Jerry Brown pardoned him for an old drug crime less than two weeks after the couple lost their home in the...

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 07:08 PM PST

1 in 10 Calif. Homes Sits in a High-Risk Fire Zone: Report

1 in 10 Calif. Homes Sits in a High-Risk Fire Zone: Report

A chilling new report shows just how many Californians are at risk when it comes to wildfires.

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 at 01:35 PM PST

Many Trails in Woolsey Burn Area May Not Reopen Until 2019

Many Trails in Woolsey Burn Area May Not Reopen Until 2019

A month after the Woolsey Fire burned through much of the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation area -- open space that annually draws millions of visitors -- parks and most trails remain closed, and may not reopen...

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 at 05:11 PM PST

170 Entities File Woolsey Fire Lawsuit Against SoCal Edison

170 Entities File Woolsey Fire Lawsuit Against SoCal Edison

A group of 170 homeowners and businesses whose properties were damaged by the Woolsey Fire filed a mass lawsuit in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties alleging Southern California Edison ignited the fire with...

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