California wildfires

August 16, 2019 - 6:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge presiding over Pacific Gas and Electric's bankruptcy case agreed Friday to allow a state jury to decide whether the power company's equipment ignited a devastating wildfire in California wine country nearly two years ago. State fire investigators have already determined...
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Moose Fire Burns In Mendocino County
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office
KCBS Radio Morning News
August 13, 2019 - 11:19 am
A wildfire erupted in Mendocino County Monday, spreading quickly overnight and prompting evacuations. The Moose Fire is burning in the McNab Ranch area along Highway 101 between Hopland and Ukiah. The blaze covers 225 acres and is 25% contained, Cal Fire said Tuesday. It is burning in a steep,...
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Authorities reported that nine brush fires in Clayton started early on Aug. 3, 2019.
Shaun McMahon
Matt Bigler
August 03, 2019 - 10:32 am
CLAYTON — A series of suspicious brush fires broke out near Clayton early Saturday morning. Authorities in eastern Contra Costa County evacuated some homes and issued shelter-in-place orders as they sought to contain and put out nine fires that started around 3 a.m. The fires, which have burned 655...
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Hamilton Family Wines.
Hamilton Family Wines
KCBS Radio Morning News
July 31, 2019 - 11:48 am
By Jim Taylor. Wildfire changes everything. It can eliminate all in its path, but it can also offer unforeseen opportunity. Lindsay and Greg Hamilton lost it all in the Nuns Fire in Sonoma County two years ago. Out of the ashes, they started a wine company. “You kind of don’t take risks because you...
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The Canyon Fire started burning near Lake Berryessa on July 22, 2019.
KPIX
July 23, 2019 - 6:39 am
A wildfire burning near Lake Berryessa, east of St. Helena, led authorities to evacuate people from some homes on Monday. Some roads, including a stretch of Highway 128, remained closed on Tuesday due to the fire. The Canyon Fire had scorched 55 acres and was 60% percent contained on Monday evening...
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Matt Bigler
Matt Bigler
July 16, 2019 - 8:25 am
PG&E officials say that they've found thousands of problems with the company's power equipment in areas under threat from wildfires.
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avin Newsom speaks during election night event on November 6, 2018 in Los Angeles.
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Doug Sovern
July 12, 2019 - 2:04 pm
Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law his sweeping plan to change how California pays for wildfire damage and regulates utilities, while also revealing his pick to be the state's top utility watchdog.
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Homes destroyed by the Tubbs Fire seen near Fountaingrove Parkway
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Jeffrey Schaub
July 11, 2019 - 10:56 am
Residents of Santa Rosa’s Fountaingrove neighborhood have been in the dark since the area was ravaged by the Tubbs Fire in October 2017. The neighborhood’s 500 streetlights were burned, broken or melted in the fire and are still not fixed.
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: A CalFire chief runs past burning grass during a firing operation while battling the Tubbs Fire on October 12, 2017 near Calistoga, California.
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Jenna Lane
July 10, 2019 - 8:24 am
Bay Area firefighters who answered the call for help during the North Bay wildfires might have been exposed to an unusually high amount of toxic chemicals, according to a new study.
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California Governor Gavin Newsom
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Holly Quan
July 08, 2019 - 10:59 am
The Legislature has until Friday to approve Governor Gavin Newsom's plan to build a wildfire recovery fund in part by imposing a surcharge on utility rate-payers.
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