Residents of California Town Leveled by Fire Can Go Home

PARADISE — Some residents of a Northern California town devastated by a deadly wildfire will be allowed to return home Wednesday, nearly a month after the blaze swept through the parched Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said. More than 50,000 people in ...
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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...
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Grim Search for More Fire Victims, 31 Dead Across California

PARADISE — As wildfires raged at both ends of the state, officials released another grim statistic: six more bodies discovered in the burned-over town of Paradise and outlying areas, bringing the death toll there to 29 and matching the record for the deadliest...
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Northern California Wildfire Nearly Quadruples in Size

PARADISE — A wildfire that moved so fast that firefighters couldn't hope to stop it quadrupled in size Friday after destroying several thousand buildings and leveling much of a Northern California town of nearly 30,000 people, authorities said. Only a day a...