Photo of a home that has been leveled by the Delta Fire in California

California Takes Financial Wallop From Unrelenting Wildfires

SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST — California is taking a financial wallop from unrelenting wildfires that have drained its firefighting budget and prompted nearly $1 billion in property claims even before the start of the dangerous fall fire season, officials s...
Photo of structures burning in Fountaingrove, CA in 2017

State Says Seniors Abandoned in California Wildfire

SACRAMENTO — Staff at two senior care centers abandoned residents during an evacuation as wildfires swept through Northern California last October, state officials said Thursday as they moved to revoke licenses...
Photo of fire burning near a neighborhood in Lake Elsinore, Calif.

Will California Fires Make Homeowners Insurance Harder to Get?

California homeowners may find themselves facing insurance headaches even if their houses weren't affected by this year's blazes. "We are not at a crisis point yet, but you can see where the trends are going." — California Insurance Commissioner David Jones...
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14,000 Fight California Fires, Some From Prisons or Overseas

UKIAH — Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state's largest-ever wildfire but didn't expect to have it fully under control until September. The blaze north of San Francisco has grown to the size of L...