Utilities

The Getty fire burns on Mandeville Canyon Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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October 28, 2019 - 11:43 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Monday its power lines may have started two wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area. The fires described in PG&E reports to state regulators match blazes that destroyed a tennis club and forced urgent evacuations in the...
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Sergio Alvarez Moya of Spain, with horse Jet Run, takes 2nd place at the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup 165 cm during the Helsinki International Horse Show in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday Oct. 27, 2019. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)
October 28, 2019 - 5:14 am
HELSINKI (AP) — In a glimpse of the future, an entire sports event has been run on horse manure. The world's governing equestrian body on Monday praised a climate-friendly scheme by a Finnish equestrian event to generate all its electricity needs from horse manure, saying the initiative paves way...
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Woodbridge firefighter Joe Zurilgen passes a burning home as the Kincade Fire rages in Healdsburg, Calif., on Sunday, Oct 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
October 27, 2019 - 4:45 pm
SANTA ROSA, California (AP) — With ferocious winds driving multiple wildfires through bone-dry vegetation and nearly 200,000 people ordered to leave their homes, California's governor declared a statewide emergency Sunday. Meanwhile, millions of residents remained without power after the state's...
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Barbara Sereni helps a neighbor evacuate her dog as a wildfire called the Kincade Fire burns nearby on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Healdsburg, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
October 26, 2019 - 8:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — About 90,000 residents were ordered to evacuate towns near a massive Northern California wildfire Saturday, and the state's largest utility began power shut-offs for an estimated 2.35 million people due to forecasts of severe winds and extreme fire danger. Two previous...
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Firefighters with Cal Fire examine a burned down low voltage power pole during the Tick Fire, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif. An estimated 50,000 people were under evacuation orders in the Santa Clarita area north of Los Angeles as hot, dry Santa Ana winds howling at up to 50 mph (80 kph) drove the flames into neighborhoods (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa)
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October 25, 2019 - 4:36 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A wildfire in California wine country that may have been caused by a high-voltage transmission line called into question Pacific Gas & Electric's strategy of selectively cutting off power in windy weather to prevent blazes, and could force it to resort to even bigger...
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Debris from a hilltop home smolders after being burned by the Tick Fire, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif. An estimated 50,000 people were under evacuation orders in the Santa Clarita area north of Los Angeles as hot, dry Santa Ana winds howling at up to 50 mph (80 kph) drove the flames into neighborhoods (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa)
October 25, 2019 - 3:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Howling winds that fueled destructive wildfires across California began to die down Friday, but residents in the northern part of the state braced for another round of power outages aimed at preventing what are expected to be the strongest gusts in years from sparking more blazes...
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A firefighter sprays water on a burning home as the Kincade Fire burns through the Jimtown community of unincorporated Sonoma County, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
October 24, 2019 - 6:46 pm
GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires in California (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is informing officials of another massive power shutdown expected this weekend throughout Northern California starting Saturday night and lasting into Monday. The...
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A wildfire approaches a residential subdivision Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 24, 2019 - 6:13 pm
GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Fast-growing fires throughout California forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes Thursday as dry winds and high heat fed both the flames and fears in a state still jittery from devastating wildfires in the last two years. Officials said they did not yet know...
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom talks with reporters in Los Angeles Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. With hundreds of thousands of Californians again in the dark amid high wildfire danger Thursday, Newsom had a message for voters: "I own this." Newsom again blistered California's utilities, most notably Pacific Gas & Electric, for failures to modernize electrical systems that have led to the need to shut off power to avoid wildfires. But he also went further in personalizing the crisis. "It's on me to make sure this doesn't happen again." (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
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October 24, 2019 - 5:18 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With hundreds of thousands of Californians again in the dark amid high wildfire danger Thursday, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom had a message: "I own this." Newsom again blasted California's utilities — most notably Pacific Gas & Electric — for failures to modernize...
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Elijah Carter 11, left, and Robert Haralson, 12, help shop for their parents in a darkened Olivers Supermarket in the Rincon Valley community, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Santa Rosa, Calif. The west side of the store was lit by patio lights powered by a generator as power was shut off again by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. due to high fire danger. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
October 24, 2019 - 12:58 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lights went out across large portions of Northern California on Wednesday as the state's largest utility began its second massive blackout in two weeks and hinted that more outages could come this weekend due to the return of dangerous fire weather. Pacific Gas & Electric...
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