Portrait of Gavin Newsom

Newsom Proposes Wildfire Spending and a 911 Fee

COLFAX — 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 syste...
Photo of a wildfire victim wiping his eyes as he walks by a burned car

Rain Could Hamper Search for Victims of California Wildfire

CHICO — It's been 12 days since Christina Taft started the frantic search for her mother Victoria, who refused to evacuate their Paradise home as flames neared, and six days since she gave authorities a cheek swab to identify remains that are likely her mother...
National Guard troops search for human remains from California's Paradise wildfire.

Guard Troops Search for More Dead in Aftermath of Wildfire

PARADISE — With scores of people still missing, National Guard troops searched Wednesday through charred debris for more victims of California's deadliest wildfire as top federal and state officials toured the ruins of a community completely destroyed by the f...
Photo of a home burning in Paradise, California.

Did PG&E Problem Spark Deadly Paradise Blaze?

A utility is facing increasing criticism following a deadly blaze that leveled a Northern California town and killed at least 42 people. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. told state regulators last week it dete...

Death Toll in Northern California Wildfire Rises to 23

PARADISE, Calif. — The air thick with smoke from a ferocious wildfire that was still burning homes Saturday, residents who stayed behind to try to save their property or who managed to get back to their neighborhoods in this Northern California town found cars...