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Chico Didn’t Burn but Fire Brought New Way of Life

CHICO — Amber Blood got to Chico on Nov. 8, 2018, wearing pink slacks and her favorite white peacoat. It was all she had left. "You normally would have a decade to prepare for such growth. We had about 10 hours." — Chico Police Chief Michael O'Brien Bloo...
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PG&E Expects More Than $6B in Wildfire Costs

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric reported substantial losses for the third quarter on Thursday, driven by catastrophic wildfires that have been blamed on the utility's outdated transmission lines. The...
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Report: PG&E Ignored Repairs on Aging Power Lines

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric, which is blamed for some of California's deadliest recent fires, knew for years that dozens of its aging power lines posed a wildfire threat but avoided replacing or repairing them, it was reported Wednesday. ...
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California Approves Power Outages to Prevent More Wildfires

SACRAMENTO — California regulators on Thursday approved allowing utilities to cut off electricity to possibly hundreds of thousands of customers to avoid catastrophic wildfires like the one sparked by power lines last year that killed 85 people and largely des...
Photo of a home burning in Paradise, California.

Millions Live in Parts of California Threatened by Wildfires

SACRAMENTO — Impoverished towns in the shadow of Mount Shasta. Rustic Gold Rush cities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. High-dollar resort communities on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Ritzy Los Angeles County suburbs. Nearly all of Paradise is colored in bright ...