California wildfires

nalysts at the Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Wildfire Safety Operations Center monitor a wildfire on August 05, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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All News KCBS Radio
November 19, 2019 - 10:02 am
More parts of the Bay Area have been added to PG&E's map showing where electricity could be intentionally cut while there's a high threat of wildfires. Possible power shutoffs were extended to parts of San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. In all, 303,000 customers in 25 counties...
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All News KCBS Radio
November 18, 2019 - 12:41 pm
PG&E customers in Alameda, Contra Costa and Marin counties are now included in a growing list of areas where electricity could be intentionally cut later this week, the company said Monday. There are 264,000 customers who could lose power starting Wednesday as strong winds blow through 22 dry...
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Bernadette Laos went back to work as a postal worker in Sonoma County three days after her home burned down in the Kincade Fire.
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Carrie Hodousek
November 11, 2019 - 8:35 am
Geyserville’s mail carrier was back in her delivery truck shortly after losing her home in the Kincade fire. Bernadette Laos, 59, has been the town’s mail carrier for 18 years. She makes 500 deliveries a day along her 80-mile route. The most difficult part of the job is driving by what used to be...
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4: A structure continues to burn after the Kincade Fire moved through the area on October 24, 2019 in Geyserville, California.
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Holly Quan
November 08, 2019 - 10:58 am
Survivors of the Kincade Fire are essentially on the hook for most cleanup and recovery costs, with no help coming from the state or the Feds.
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KCBS Radio Morning News
November 07, 2019 - 1:03 pm
(KCBS Radio) — Invasive grass species are doubling and in some cases tripling the risk of wildfires across the country, including in fire-prone California. A study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at a dozen grass species not native to the U.S...
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All News KCBS Radio
November 05, 2019 - 2:42 pm
It’s not unusual for PG&E to spend money lobbying. Last year the utility spent nearly $10 million to push its agenda with officials in Sacramento This year, even in the midst of bankruptcy proceedings, PG&E still spent more than $1.3 million from July to September, more than twice as much...
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Nov. 18, 2018; Chico, CA, USA; The Camp Fire burned so quickly through the town of Paradise that little remains recognizable from the businesses that once lined the streets near the heart of the town.
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Holly Quan
November 04, 2019 - 1:46 pm
It was after the Camp Fire when President Trump first blamed California's wildfires on forest mismanagement. On Sunday, Trump tweeted that Gov. Gavin Newsom has "done a terrible job on forest management" and “I told him from the first day we met that he must ‘clean’ his forest floors regardless of...
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November 03, 2019 - 2:32 pm
(100.3 Jack FM) -- On Friday actor Matthew McConaughey and his bourbon brand, Wild Turkey partnered with disaster relief organization Operation BBQ Relief to show their appreciation for first responders as part of their annual “With Thanks” campaign. McConaughey was in Los Angeles to host an event...
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The Maria Fire burns on a hillside as it expands up to 8,000 acres on its first night on November 1, 2019 near Somis, California.
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
October 31, 2019 - 4:01 pm
Two Bay Area representatives in Congress have introduced legislation to help state and local governments protect communities from the risks of wildfire smoke. Rep.Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Napa) unveiled the Smoke Planning and Research Act, which would establish four “...
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
October 31, 2019 - 1:28 pm
Authorities have determined that infrastructure owned by Pacific Gas & Electric was the culprit in two separate fires that ignited in east Contra Costa County. The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District said on Wednesday that the first fire, which broke out early Sunday morning on Bethel...
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