California wildfire News

California May Seek Insurance Policy to Help Cover Wildfire Costs

California should get insurance to help cover taxpayers’ costs in bad wildfire seasons, a solution that could help stem losses as climate change contributes to more destructive blazes, two state officials said. The most populous state should follow the lead …

Discovery of Outdoor Stove at Deadly 2017 Wildfire Site Could Impact Liability

PG&E Corp. said a camp stove was found near one of two spots where California officials have indicated utility equipment caused a deadly 2017 wildfire, raising the possibility that campers may have contributed to the blaze. California’s largest utility owner …

Out of State Lawyers Launch Marketing Blitz to Represent Camp Fire Victims

In a conference room 13 miles from Paradise, California, Doug Boxer explains to survivors of the state’s worst wildfire why they should choose his law firm to sue PG&E Corp. He walks a fine line between listening to victims coping …

California AG Asked to Review PG&E’s Actions Considered a Crime

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was asked by a federal judge to weigh in on whether reckless operation of power lines by PG&E Corp. in connection with deadly Northern California wildfires would constitute a crime. The request by U.S. District …

PG&E Didn’t Cut Power Before Fatal California Wildfire

In the days before California’s deadliest wildfire erupted near a PG&E Corp. power line during a windstorm, the company kept a close eye on the weather, warned customers it might shut off electricity in the area, and finally decided conditions …

PG&E Equipment Tied to Northern California’s Cascade Wildfire

Sagging power lines owned by PG&E Corp. caused the fatal Cascade fire in Northern California last year, but no public codes were violated, according to a report by state investigators. PG&E equipment has already been blamed as the ignition source …

Homeowners Struggle After California Wine Country Fire

Construction crews have already put up the frame on Cheri Sharp’s new house, but she still questions whether rebuilding was the right choice after California’s most destructive wildfire took her old home in wine country nearly a year ago. She’s …

California Releases Plan to Assist Utilities With Wildfire Costs

California lawmakers outlined a proposal to help PG&E Corp. and other utilities cope with billions of dollars of potential damages from deadly wildfires that ravaged the state last year. SANTA ROSA, CA, Coffey Park in Santa Rosa, California, where wildfires …

California Governor Proposes Wildfire Law Changes

California utility giants PG&E Corp. and Edison International are one step closer to changing a state law that has exposed them to billions of dollars in wildfire liabilities. Late Tuesday, California Governor Jerry Brown proposed a bill that would require …

California Utility Shares Rise After Governor Proposes Fire Bill

Shares of California utility owners PG&E Corp., Edison International and Sempra Energy climbed after Governor Jerry Brown indicated that utilities shouldn’t be responsible for future wildfire damages without considering whether they acted “reasonably.” The proposal wouldn’t affect the billions of …