Camp Fire News

Wildfire Investments, 911 Fee Proposed by California Governor

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 system. Newsom outlined …

California Utility Sued by Insurers Over Wildfire Damages

Several insurance companies have filed lawsuits blaming Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a deadly California wildfire that destroyed 14,000 homes and triggered billions of dollars in insurance claims. The lawsuits filed by Allstate, State Farm, USAA and their subsidiaries …

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 …

Wildfire Recovery Contractor Fired by California Utility

A Northern California utility on Monday said it terminated one of its contractors helping with wildfire recovery after three workers posted on social media insensitive photos and comments poking fun at victims and the region. Pacific Gas & Electric said …

Cleanup for Last Month’s Wildfires in California Could Top $3B

Insurance claims and cleanup costs associated with California wildfires last month are expected to exceed the record-breaking amounts paid out last year after blazes ripped through Northern California wine country. The insurance industry is bracing for payouts exceeding last year’s …

About $9B in Insured Losses After Three California Wildfires

Three of last month’s California wildfires will cost insurers about $9.05 billion, according to preliminary information from state regulators. That figure is based on initial claims that insurers have received from the Camp, Woolsey and Hill fires, California Insurance Commissioner …

Lawsuit Alleges PG&E Spent Money on Advertising Instead of Fire Safety

PG&E Corp. was accused of putting its “reputation above public safety” in a lawsuit that says the power company spends too much on advertising and not enough on preventing devastating Northern California wildfires like the blaze that destroyed the town …

PG&E Faces Lawsuits, Coverage Questions After More California Wildfires

Homeowners living in Paradise, Calif., are just now returning home after a devastating wildfire caused up to $10 billion in damage, according to RMS estimates. The Woolsey Fire, which overlapped the Camp Fire, has a damage price tag of about …

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 …

Technology Shapes Insurers’ Wildfire Response

As wildfires raged this month in California, insurance claims experts at Travelers sat in a command center 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers) away in Connecticut, monitoring screens showing satellite images, photos from airplane flyovers and social media posts describing what was …