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February 21, 2019: Kingston jumped out of his family's truck as they were fleeing a deadly wildfire in town of Paradise.
February 20, 2019: 12-year-old Kingston jumped out of the truck as his family was fleeing the Camp Fire.
February 18, 2019: Brandon McGlover, 33, pleaded guilty to setting the fire that destroyed more than 13,000 acres east of Los Angeles.
February 18, 2019: California's deadliest wildfire worsened an already bad housing crisis in rural Butte County. But the fire has jump-started a local effort to build a tiny home community for area homeless.
February 17, 2019: A man was sentenced to 12 years in prison after he admitted to sparking a wildfire in Southern California that forced over 7,000 residents to evacuate last summer.
February 16, 2019: California Gov. Gavin Newsom blasted President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency Friday and accused him of forgetting about the "real emergency" needs of survivors of last year's disastrous Camp Fire.
February 15, 2019: Two officials in California on Thursday proposed that the state get private insurance to cover costs during bad wildfire seasons. California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and Treasurer Fiona Ma proposed that lawmakers permit the...
February 15, 2019: On that frantic morning, TK Huff was calm.
February 14, 2019: A U.S. judge who has berated Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for its role in California wildfires is demanding more answers from the utility.
February 14, 2019: A California man was sentenced to more than 12 years in state prison Thursday after he admitted to starting last summer's Cranston Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest, prosecutors said.
February 13, 2019: The deadline for residents in Los Angeles, Ventura and Butte counties to apply for federal relief from damage suffered in the Woolsey, Hill and Camp wildfires is 11:59 p.m. Friday. Victims of the Woolsey and Hill fires in Los Angeles County and Ventura County, which torched more than 100,000 acres...
February 10, 2019: Thousands of people are evacuated as the blaze rages near Nelson in the country's South Island.
February 9, 2019: Infighting among fire leaders from multiple agencies during the largest wildfire in California modern history created a tense environment that trickled down to ground troops and might endangered the lives of firefighters, according to a report released Friday. The report, compiled by staff from...
February 8, 2019: Northern California authorities have lowered the death toll from the state’s most devastating wildfire on record to 85 people. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that remains from last year’s Camp fire thought to be from two people were from the same individual. The Sheriff’s Office...
February 8, 2019: About 700 residents are being evacuated from a New Zealand town as a forest fire threatens the area.
February 8, 2019: Measles is highly contagious, which makes it difficult to eradicate.
February 8, 2019: People who survived the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history were told this week that they cannot camp out or park RVs on their destroyed properties. They must keep waiting.
February 7, 2019: California utility PG&E Corp plans to increase the controversial practice of shutting off the power to communities at risk of wildfire when dangerous conditions such as high winds and dry heat are present.
February 2, 2019: A lawyer working on behalf of Gov. Gavin Newsom sent a letter Friday asking a federal trustee overseeing the bankruptcy of Pacific Gas & Electric to make sure wildfire victims, employees and customers of the company are represented in the proceedings. The administration sent the letter three days...
February 1, 2019: Big business and other interest groups spent a record 60 million last year on lobbying California government, led by the state’s largest electric utilities, which weighed in on high-profile efforts to change laws that govern billions of dollars in wildfire-related costs. ​​​​​​ Other top spenders...
January 31, 2019: Under intense questioning from state lawmakers, California’s top utilities regulator said the state is ill-equipped to deal with a new reality of destructive and deadly wildfires brought on by climate change. “I don’t think we are prepared for, in any way here in the state of California, for the...
January 31, 2019: In unusually frank language, the judge said he fears the potential for more fires in 2019 if the utility company does not take drastic action.
January 31, 2019: Federal officials on Thursday said residents in Los Angeles, Ventura and Butte counties who suffered damages from the Woolsey, Hill or Camp wildfires have 15 more days to register for aid. The Federal Emergency Management Agency extended the Jan. 31 deadline to Feb. 15. Victims of the Los Angeles...
January 29, 2019: California’s largest electric utility, anticipating tens of billions of dollars in damage claims, said bankruptcy was its “only viable option.”
January 29, 2019: Pacific Gas & Electric, the largest U.S. utility, filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday and aims to reorganize its debts while its threatened with billions in potential liabilities after recent California wildfires.