California Wildfire Victims See Little Payout From SettlementA trust approved by a federal judge to help compensate victims of deadly California wildfires sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric equipment paid survivors just $7 million while racking up $51 million in overhead in its first year of operation, KQED News reported.
Cal Fire Deals With Drop In Inmate Hand Crews As State Hires 1,400 More FirefightersRetired firefighter Frank Moore has been around fires for decades. With the Campo Fire still burning in Calaveras County and widespread drought conditions, he worries we’re in a race against the clock with Cal Fire still in the middle of its hiring season.
Sacramento Woman Fears Dry Brush Puts Her At Risk During Upcoming Fire SeasonA Sacramento woman is terrified of the approaching fire season as she says the dry brush near her home along Business 80 creates the perfect atmosphere for a firestorm.
Largest Firefighting Plane Used Mostly In US To Fight California Wildfires May Be Sold For COVID ResponseAs Western states prepare for this year’s wildfire season, the world’s largest firefighting plane has been grounded and could be
Researchers Show How Soil Is Unsuspecting Weapon In Fighting Climate ChangeCalifornia has long been seeing the effects of climate change with raging wildfires and grueling drought seasons, but researchers say the soil is the secret weapon in the fight.
747 Global Supertanker Grounded As California Braces For Another Nasty Wildfire SeasonWhen you see the massive 747 Global Supertanker in the sky, you know it means business. The largest tanker of its kind in the world is able to carry 19,200 gallons of water or 18,000 gallons of fire retardant on a single flight, but a spokesperson confirmed to CBS13 that the firefighting beast is now grounded.
Low Fuel Moistures Have Fire Crews Preparing For Another Busy California Wildfire SeasonCalifornia fire crews are bracing for another busy fire season this summer, and now early numbers show this year's potential fire danger is even higher than last year – which was the worst fire season in recorded history.
California Senators Urge US To Transition Departments To Year-Round Firefighting AgenciesCalifornia’s U.S. senators and nearly two-dozen representatives asked the Agriculture and Interior departments on Monday to transition their agencies to a year-round wildland workforce because blazes are no longer limited to traditional fire seasons.
California Attorney General Challenges Housing Plans In Wildfire AreasCalifornia's attorney general is challenging some of the state's largest suburban development projects as local officials weigh the risk of increasingly devastating wildfires against the state's dire need for more housing.
Fork Fire Finally Out After Burning For 6 Months And 1 DaySix months and one day after it started, the Fork Fire burning in the Eldorado National Forest is officially out.
Study Shows Wildfire Smoke Much More Harmful Than Auto PollutionA new study released Friday shows wildfire smoke is much more hazardous than other common forms of air pollution.
Wildfire Victims Sue PG&E’s Former Management For NeglectA trust representing more than 80,000 victims of deadly wildfires ignited by Pacific Gas and Electric's rickety electrical grid is suing nearly two dozen of the utility's former executives and board members for alleged dereliction of their duty to ensure the equipment wouldn't kill people.
PG&E, Other Utilities To Spend Billions To Cut Wildfire Risk In CaliforniaPacific Gas & Electric and other California utilities said Friday that they will spend about $13 billion to reduce the risk of wildfires following the worst fire season in modern state history and a string of blazes that were blamed on their equipment.
Injured California Inmate Firefighter Released From ICE HoldAn injured California inmate firefighter has been released from federal immigration detention and is home with his parents and sister for the first time since his arrest more than two decades ago when he was age 16, his attorney said Thursday.
On Windy And Dry January Morning, Cal Fire Battles Wildfire In Amador CountyIt may be January, but Cal Fire crews battled a wildfire in Northern California.