California wildfires

Downtown Oakland in the background; buildings in UC Berkeley in the foreground.
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Carrie Hodousek
May 21, 2019 - 10:55 am
Berkeley residents may one day hear a wailing siren alerting them to an approaching wildfire or earthquake.
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Flames consume a Kentucky Fried Chicken as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
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Jenna Lane
May 15, 2019 - 2:10 pm
The Camp Fire, which burned more buildings and killed more people last year than any fire in California's history, was caused by PG&E, according to state investigators.
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Doug Sovern
May 01, 2019 - 5:30 pm
Federal wildfire forecasters say California better brace itself for another bad fire season, especially in the later months of summer. KCBS Radio Reporter Doug Sovern says our unusually wet winter was a double-edged sword.
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The East Bay hills.
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Doug Sovern
April 24, 2019 - 1:28 pm
Officials will ignite prescribed burns in the Berkeley hills as part of a new approach by the state to reduce wildfire risks. Crews will set small fires to burn trees and brush, thereby thinning dry fuels that cause wildfires to spread quickly.
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PGE truck
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Tim Ryan
April 23, 2019 - 10:14 am
PG&E is once again looking to raise its customers' rates in the name of wildfire safety.
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Santa Clara County firefighters responded to a vegetation fire in San Jose in September 2018.
Santa Clara County Fire Department
Megan Goldsby
April 17, 2019 - 2:26 pm
Santa Clara County’s Fire Department is asking for more help from the county government to prevent fires, including hiring people, staffing a wildfire management team, and purchasing helicopters.
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napa fire damage
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Jenna Lane
April 12, 2019 - 10:41 am
Bay Area land management experts say controlled burns could help prevent wildfires in local high risk areas.
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Tubbs Fire Fountaingrove
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Holly Quan
April 05, 2019 - 7:14 am
The California Office of Emergency Services is releasing a set of revamped guidelines for how to alert the public of an impending disaster.
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PGE Truck
KCBS Radio Morning News
April 04, 2019 - 7:39 am
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) -- Embattled Pacific Gas and Electric named a new CEO and ten new directors on Wednesday, saying the move would enhance the “safety culture and operational effectiveness” at the company. Longtime energy-industry executive Bill Johnson, who recently retired from the...
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KCBS Radio Midday News
April 02, 2019 - 11:09 am
The federal judge overseeing PG&E while the company is on probation has made a proposal with little precedent to restrict payments to shareholders.
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