CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Bob Talk hadn’t even transferred the title for his new trailer — the one that was supposed to get him off the streets — when Northern California’s deadly wildfire whipped through and turned it to ash. He had lived in the trailer park in Paradise for all of three ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The second storm in a week brought record-breaking rainfall to parched Los Angeles on Thursday, jamming traffic on Southern California highways and prompting evacuations in wildfire-scarred areas.
A mudslide shut down Pacific Coast Highway and surrounding roads in and ...
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A rare fire tornado that raged during this summer’s deadly Carr Fire in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that towered miles into the atmosphere, according to a study announced Wednesday.
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly four weeks after the devastating blaze leveled her town, Jennifer Christensen was allowed back to return to her home in Paradise, where the first thing she saw was her son’s charred tricycle in the front yard.
Christensen was among hundreds of residents who ...
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Eight-year-old Bella Maloney woke up next to her little brother in a queen-size bed at a Best Western hotel and for breakfast ate a bagel and cream cheese that her mother brought up from the lobby.
And then she was off to school for the first time in nearly a ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The search for people unaccounted for after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least a century is winding down in Northern California, with just 11 names left on a fluctuating list that once approached 1,300 and prompted fears that hundreds had died in the flames.
Drone video shows destruction from NorCal wildfire
California wildfire emissions equal year of power pollution
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wildfires in California in 2018 released the rough equivalent of about 68 million tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide — about the same amount of carbon emissions as are produced in a year to provide electricity to the state, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said ...
Back-to-back crises boost California sheriff’s profile
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Those who had fled a deadly Northern California wildfire were looking for answers at an evacuation center when Sheriff Kory Honea walked in. They jumped to their feet, clapped and cheered.
The Butte County sheriff came to watch a recent briefing by a state official, ...
Paradise is reduced to ash, but memories survive the flames
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — There’s a sweet legend about this town: On a blazing summer day in the 1850s, a lumber mill crew with a wagon and ox took a break under a grove of tall evergreens. The air was cool, the pine needles fragrant.
“Boys,” said the team boss, “this is ...
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CHICO, Calif. (AP) — A businessman pained over the destruction to the town of Paradise caused by a deadly Northern California wildfire on Tuesday gave $1,000 each to students and staff members from the local high school.
Real estate developer and restaurant owner Bob Wilson arrived in the ...
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Costs associated with a deadly Northern California wildfire will likely be in the billions, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday as he returned to the town of Paradise, saying he has never witnessed such devastation.
“There’s a lot of things I’d rather ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge overseeing a criminal case against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. asked the utility Tuesday to explain any role it may have played in a massive wildfire that destroyed a Northern California town and killed nearly 90 people.
Judge William Alsup in San ...
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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After being in firefights in Afghanistan and Iraq, members of one of America’s newest elite wildfire crews are tasked with fighting fires in rugged country back home.
On the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s only hotshot crew focused on recruiting veterans, members have ...
This map shows how quickly flames exploded into California’s most destructive wildfire over just a few days.
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CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Patty Rough lost her Paradise home and most of her belongings in the Camp Fire, and she had no place to cook a family meal on Thanksgiving.
But she and her husband are safe, and she was still able to spend the holiday with her children over plates of turkey, cranberry ...
A few hardy wildfire survivors hunker down for long haul
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Brad Weldon lost his home to fire when he was a kid, so when a deadly wildland blaze came roaring toward his ranch house in the pines where he lives with his 89-year-old blind mother, he wasn’t going to let disaster strike twice.
Weldon and his mother’s caregiver, ...
California man gets word of pardon after fire destroys home
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An unexpected phone call brought a bright spot to a dark moment in Jason James Burnett’s life, offering a small measure of relief from the sadness of losing his California home to the nation’s worst wildfire in a century.
It was the governor’s office. His criminal ...
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Another Pacific storm moving into Northern California has prompted a flash flood watch for communities hit by last year’s devastating wildfire.
The National Weather Service says mud and debris flows are possible in and around the town of Paradise through 9 p.m. ...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A University of Missouri researcher is teaming up with scholars in Kansas and Georgia to develop drone technology to monitor and potentially predict the spread of wildfires.
The $1.2 million research project that began last month aims to use unmanned aerial vehicles, ...
Utility company sues over fatal California mudslides
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California utility facing a slew of lawsuits over a deadly Southern California wildfire sued Santa Barbara County and the state’s transportation department on Friday, saying they neglected to prepare for deadly mudslides that followed the blaze.
Southern California ...
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The storm that pummeled much of California for three days began moving east Thursday after causing at least six deaths, forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes and plunging nearly 300,000 utility customers into darkness.
The winter storm is ...
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Officials are looking for more stable housing for roughly 600 people still sleeping at a Northern California fairground following a deadly wildfire last year.
The Chico Enterprise-Record
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year’s fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history.
The winter months are critical for wildfire ...
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Deschutes County has approved new zoning intended to reduce the chance that a major wildfire will hit Bend.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A falling tree killed a man in Oakland on Wednesday as a powerful storm lashed Northern California with high winds and rain, authorities said.
The man was struck on an embankment near Interstate 580 and died at the scene.
The man, who was homeless, may have been ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Northern California county where a deadly wildfire killed 86 people last year sued Pacific Gas & Electric Co. on Tuesday, a day after the utility announced it will file for bankruptcy.
Butte County’s lawsuit blames the utility for the wildfire that sparked ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said this week it will file for bankruptcy, raising concern that rates for electricity and gas will rise and victims of California wildfires who are suing the nation’s largest utility won’t get all the money they may be owed.
PG&E faces bankruptcy over California wildfires
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The announcement by the nation’s largest utility that it is filing for bankruptcy puts Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s problems squarely in the hands of Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers, who now must try to keep ratepayer costs down, ensure wildfire victims get ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nation’s largest utility said Monday it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because it faces at least $30 billion in potential damages from lawsuits over the catastrophic wildfires in California in 2017 and 2018 that killed scores of people and destroyed thousands of ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on utility PG&E seeking bankruptcy protection (all times local):
California Gov. Newsom says “safety, reliability and affordability” are his main concerns as he addresses the likely bankruptcy of the state’s largest utility.
NEVADA CITY, Calif. (AP) — The threat of catastrophic wildfires has driven a California town to launch a “Goat Fund Me” campaign to bring herds of goats to city-owned land to help clear brush.
Nevada City in the Sierra Nevada began the online crowdsourcing campaign last month with the goal ...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana woman has been sentenced to probation and house arrest after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $1 million from her employer.
The Billings Gazette
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday released his first budget proposal, outlining $144 billion in general fund spending and $65 billion more from bonds and special funds.
It kicks of five months of negotiations with lawmakers, who must approve a spending plan ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — To prevent wildfires, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. should re-inspect its entire electric grid and cut off power during certain wind conditions regardless of the inconvenience to customers or loss of profit, a U.S. judge proposed Wednesday.
Judge William Alsup said in ...
Trump, California spar over money for wildfire relief funds
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to withhold money to help California cope with wildfires, a day after new Gov. Gavin Newsom asked him to double the federal investment in forest management.
Trump again suggested poor forest management is to blame for ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Trump’s comments on California wildfires (all times local):
Republican U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is defending President Donald Trump’s comments that California isn’t doing a good enough job managing its ...
COLFAX, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday pledged fresh investments to prevent, fight and escape wildfires, including millions to help local governments improve their communication during emergencies and a fee to fund an update for the state’s 911 system.
At a fire ...
COLFAX, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on governor’s wildfire plans (all times local):
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is pledging to invest tens of millions of dollars to fight wildfires and deal with their aftermath.
He said on his first full day in office Tuesday that the ...
BERLIN (AP) — German insurance company Munich Re says the Northern California wildfire that killed dozens of people and burned down the town of Paradise was the world’s costliest single natural disaster in 2018.
The reinsurance giant said on Tuesday that the November fire caused overall ...
Bills aim to provide more firefighting flexibility
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — In the wake of a July fire that burned 80,000 acres of land in north-central Oregon, state Sen. Bill Hansell is introducing a package of bills that he thinks will improve firefighting efforts on farmland.
The East Oregonian
NEW YORK (AP) — California’s largest power company was battered on Wall Street Monday following reports that it’s considering filing for bankruptcy protection in the face of potentially crippling liability damages from a spate of wildfires.
Officials are investigating whether PG&E’s ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tens of thousands of people lost power Sunday after a powerful winter storm swept through Northern California, while another storm system in the southern part of the state unleashed mudslides in wildfire burn areas and trapped motorists on a major highway.
The deluge ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parent company of California’s largest utility is assessing its finances and structure in the wake of wildfires blamed on its equipment that could cost it billions of dollars in liability.
PG&E announced the assessment Friday in a news release, citing “the ...