California Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Wildfire Bill To Pay VictimsCalifornia's governor has signed a law that creates a fund of up to $21 billion to pay victims of the state's devastating wildfires.
California Senate OKs Wildfire Proposal With Bipartisan VoteCalifornia lawmakers are rushing to pass bills aimed at stabilizing the state's electric utilities and putting a renewed focus on a safety in the face of devastating wildfires caused by utility equipment.
Nevada County Introduces Red Flags For Fire SeasonThe Nevada County Office of Emergency Services revealed a new visual Red Flag Warning system Tuesday.
Sand Fire In Yolo County Now 100% ContainedA week after it started, the Sand Fire in unincorporated Yolo County is now 100% contained, according to Cal Fire.
Sand Fire In Yolo County Burns 2,200 Acres, 20% ContainedCrews said the fire started in the Sand Creek area of Guinda at 2:50 p.m. and spread rapidly through very rural, hard-to-reach areas.
How Is Cal Fire Staffing For Wildfires?The forecast for extreme fire danger this weekend has Cal Fire crews on alert for quick responses.
600 Acre Grass Fire 60% Contained In Stanislaus CountyFirefighters have stopped the forward progress of a 600-acre fire in Stanislaus County.
First Fire Weather Warning Of The Year Has Officials On High AlertThe warning calls for high winds and dry conditions, meaning a grass fire can spread very quickly.
Valley To See Elevated Fire Conditions This WeekendThe fire conditions are valid Friday afternoon through Sunday in northern and western portions of the valley.
PG&E’s New Weather Stations, Hi-Def Cameras Will Monitor High Fire-Threat Areas 24/7By the end of 2019, PG&E plans to have 600 weather stations and 100 high-definition cameras in high fire-threat areas.
California Approves Wide Power Outages To Prevent WildfiresCalifornia regulators on Thursday approved allowing utilities to cut off electricity to possibly hundreds of thousands of customers to avoid catastrophic wildfires like the one sparked by power lines last year that killed 85 people and largely destroyed the city of Paradise.
California Leaders Won't Change Utilities' Liability For NowA California commission set up to study wildfire issues recommended Wednesday that the state change a liability standard imperiling major utilities, but Democratic leaders immediately said they won't tackle the hot-button topic for now.
Fire Danger Could Force Blackouts In Central Valley And Sierra FoothillsManteca isn’t considered at high risk of burning down in a wildfire, but if the weather gets hot and dry enough in the Central Valley or Sierra Foothills, Pacific Gas and Electric Company could temporarily shut off power to the city and its more than 80,000 residents.
PG&E Blackout Plan May Affect Homes Not In High-Risk Fire ZonesYou could be at risk of losing power, even if you don't live in a high-fire-risk zone.
After Camp Fire, PG&E Customers Are Concerned About Rate HikesPG&E just had a $3.50/month rate increase approved in April. The utility is asking for another $22/month increase next, to cover wildfire safety.