Butte County

Cal Fire
Melissa Culross
February 22, 2019 - 10:40 am
Survivors of last year's devastating wildfire in Butte County are still receiving federal assistance despite President Trump's criticial tweet last month vowing to withhold additional relief money from California because of alleged mismanagement.
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Jenna Lane
February 07, 2019 - 4:50 pm
About six weeks after the Camp Fire, hundreds of Butte County residents went home to their burned properties with the blessing of local officials. Some spent thousands of dollars on RVs and got PG&E to string temporary electric lines to them. Others are simply camping while they wait for the...
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 30: Pedestrians walk by a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) truck at a job site on July 30, 2014 in San Francisco, California. A federal grand jury has added 27 new charges, including obstruction of justice, the criminal case agains
PG&E Truck (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Jason Brooks
January 07, 2019 - 1:38 pm
Bankruptcy fears sent PG&E's stock price plunging on Monday.
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PG&E crews carry out repair work in Paradise, CA
Holly Quan/KCBS Radio
December 30, 2018 - 1:21 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general has told a federal judge it's possible the giant utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. could face charges up to murder if investigators find reckless operation of power equipment caused any deadly wildfires in the past two years. The brief...
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Jenna Lane
December 21, 2018 - 9:37 pm
As the Camp Fire charged into Paradise on November 8, crews who were racing in two ambulances to evacuate hospital patients became, instead, firefighters.
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Jenna Lane/KCBS Radio
Jenna Lane
December 20, 2018 - 10:14 am
Some Paradise residents went to incredible lengths to survive the Camp Fire, only to face an uncertain future. Six weeks later, it’s still not clear where burn victims Paul and Suzie Ernest might live as they recover, or how long it might take for their neighbors, Travis and Carole Wright, to get a...
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Jessee Ernest
Jenna Lane
December 19, 2018 - 8:37 am
A couple from Paradise, badly burned as they and their neighbor tried to outrun the Camp Fire, were among 12 patients who filled the burn unit at UC Davis Medical Center. For the first half of Dr. Tina Palmieri's 20-year career in the Sacramento hospital, it would have been hard to imagine seeing...
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Carole Wright
Jenna Lane
December 17, 2018 - 12:00 am
On the morning of November 8, Jessee Ernest was on his way to work in Chico. Looking up toward the ridge where he was raised, he could see smoke filling the skies over Sawmill Peak. From its fire lookout tower, people used to keep watch over Paradise, where his parents had lived for the last 44 of...
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Karissa Willhoit
Holly Quan
December 13, 2018 - 3:16 pm
One Chico woman is turning memories of a treasured bridge into a holiday keepsake, all in the name of rebuilding after a devastating wildfire.
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Flames consume a Kentucky Fried Chicken as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
AP Photo/Noah Berger
KCBS Radio Afternoon News
December 12, 2018 - 5:19 pm
The insurance losses from three destructive wildfires in California this year will cost more than $9 billion, according to an estimate released on Wednesday by state officials.
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