California Seeks $90 Million From PG&E To Cover Cost Of Fighting Butte FireCalifornia officials say they will seek more than $90 million in firefighting costs from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. after finding that a deadly 2015 fire was sparked by a tree that came into contact with a power line.
Combination Of Coming Rain, Butte Fire Erosion Has Water Treatment Plant ConcernedThe Calaveras River isn’t exactly flowing clear currently, but during rainstorms, officials at the Jenny Lind Water Treatment Plant say it’s more like rolling mud than water.
Butte Fire Burn Scar Getting Help From Above With Soil Erosion ProblemsThe Bureau of Land Management began dispersing thousands of yards of wood mulch between Calaveras and Amador counties on Thursday.
Insured Losses From Valley Fire, Butte Fire Estimated At Over $1 BillionDamage from two destructive Northern California wildfires that killed six and sent thousands fleeing their homes topped $1 billion in insured losses, according to a preliminary estimate by the state's insurance department.
Butte Fire Victims Upset AT&T Abruptly Removed Temporary Cell TowerIt’s been just four months since the Butte Fire tore through Amador and Calaveras counties. But some recovery efforts were put on hold when a temporary cellphone tower was taken down.
Christmas Surprise Comes To Butte Fire Victims As They Struggle To RebuildHundreds of cars lined up in the rain on Monday at the food bank in San Andreas, where volunteers gave out 1,000 free meals. It’s fewer than last year, because of the Butte Fire.
Cleanup From 2 California Fires Estimated At $243 MillionGov. Jerry Brown's administration is estimating it will cost at least $243 million to clean up and remove debris left in the wake of two major Northern California wildfires this fall.
Some Butte Fire Victims Frustrated Because They Are Still Unable To RebuidThe Butte Fire is the seventh most destructive fire in state history. Cleaning up after it has become an even bigger mess.
Out Of The Weather Rally To Provide Shelter From Storm For Butte Fire VictimsConditions were clear on Tuesday, but a substantial storm is on the way, and for victims of the Butte Fire, still exposed to the elements, a door soon will open that will help them get a roof over their heads.
Stockton Lowe's Employees Step Up To Help Butte Fire VictimsThe Rainier family’s house was destroyed by the September fire, and they’ve only recently moved from campground tents into a temporary house.
Volunteers Bring Thanksgiving Cheer To Butte Fire VictimsMany of the volunteers preparing the feast are victims of the fire that claimed hundreds of homes. Now many surviving homeowners are finding they don’t have the money to rebuild.