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April 16, 2019: To preserve the landmark cathedral’s design, officials chose not to install some fire-suppression systems features like firewalls and sprinklers.
April 12, 2019: Gov. Gavin Newsom urged lawmakers on Friday to rethink existing rules on how California utilities pay for wildfires sparked by their equipment, but stopped short of embracing any specific solution to the political impasse over the amount of help the companies need to remain solvent. “Everybody...
April 12, 2019: California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday released a wildfire report that slams PG&E for its role in major blazes and suggests the state could push to break up the utility.
April 4, 2019: The National Interagency Fire Center shares forecasts monthly.
April 4, 2019: A devastating fire has engulfed the northeastern South Korea border town of Goseong, leading to one death, at least 11 injuries and damage to numerous buildings and houses.According to the Gangwon Fire Headquarters, fire broke out on a roadside in Goseong about 30 miles northeast of Seoul about 7:17 p.m. Thursday lo...
April 3, 2019: A federal judge Tuesday said that he will closely monitor Pacific Gas & Electric’s tree-trimming this year and barred the utility from paying out dividends to shareholders as part of a new, court-ordered wildfire prevention plan. U.S. District Judge William Alsup ordered the new plan during a hearing...
April 3, 2019: A U.S. judge said PG&E may not resume paying dividends and must use the money to fund its plan for cutting down trees to reduce the risk of wildfires in California.
April 2, 2019: A U.S. judge on Tuesday imposed new criminal probation terms on PG&E Corp aimed at reducing the risk that the bankrupt power producer’s equipment will spark more destructive wildfires.
April 2, 2019: A U.S. judge on Tuesday imposed new criminal probation terms on PG&E Corp aimed at reducing the risk that the bankrupt power producer’s equipment will spark more destructive wildfires in wooded areas of California.
April 2, 2019: A U.S. judge said on Tuesday that PG&E Corp may not resume paying dividends and must use the money to fund its plan for cutting down trees to reduce the risk of wildfires in California, stopping short of more costly measures he proposed earlier this year.
April 2, 2019: The utility company is already on probation for its felony conviction related to a 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion.
April 1, 2019: A brush fire sparked in Penn State Forest in Burlington County, New Jersey, on Saturday and has since spread to encompass 10,000 acres of forest.
April 1, 2019: Twenty homes have been evacuated in Bay County, Florida, after a wildfire spread approximately 678 acres over the weekend.
March 26, 2019: Gov. Gavin Newsom declared Friday what had already become apparent last year: California needs an emergency response to reduce the risk of more deadly, devastating wildfires. Fire officials have long warned that California is facing a growing threat. An epidemic of dead and dying trees, a profusion...
March 23, 2019: Information released to housing contractors included their bank's name, transit and account numbers, and other important personal data.
March 22, 2019: Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to declare a state of emergency in California on Friday and waive environmental regulations to expedite nearly three dozen local forest management projects to protect communities from the deadly wildfires that have decimated communities up and down the state. A preview of...
March 22, 2019: California Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to declare a statewide emergency Friday as result of "a vast tree die-off throughout the state" and deteriorating forest conditions that have increased the risk of wildfires.
March 22, 2019: California Governor Gavin Newsom plans to declare a statewide emergency Friday in the wake of the state’s worst fire season in history, the Los Angeles Times reported.
March 22, 2019: Millions of disaster victims — including thousands of those hit by California wildfires — had personally identifiable information compromised when they applied for housing relief with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, authorities said Friday. The federal Office of Inspector General said...
March 22, 2019: Report finds Fema unnecessarily shared personal data, including bank details, with outside contractorThe US disaster relief agency unnecessarily released sensitive identifiable data, including banking information, of 2.3m disaster survivors to an outside contractor, according to a report by theOffice of Inspector Ge...
March 20, 2019: Authorities say a bobcat that survived a Southern California wildfire has been hit and killed by a car.
March 19, 2019: A bobcat that survived the Woolsey Fire in California last year died last week after the feline was struck by a car, officials said.
March 18, 2019: California is preparing to mobilize National Guard troops to reduce the threat of wildfires by clearing hazardous dead trees, vegetation and creating fuel breaks, according to Cal Fire.
March 14, 2019: To the untrained eye, the shipping containers clustered on the outskirts of Borrego Springs don’t look like an innovative clean-energy technology that could help California cope with wildfires. But these containers, in the remote desert of eastern San Diego County, are packed with lithium-ion batteries...
March 7, 2019: Residents of Paradise, Calif., are being given reassurances that their town — completely destroyed by last fall's Camp Fire — will be rebuilt. But will the new town be too expensive for many?