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Strong Winds Could Lead to Explosive Fire Growth in West

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Lisa Wells looked out the window of her home office and saw a plume of smoke. Before long, the smoke blackened, the wind intensified and entire trees were consumed by flames. In what felt like seconds, …

PG&E Wins Court Sign-Off on Fire Deals, Now Faces Governor

PG&E Corp. won court approval for two multibillion-dollar wildfire settlements that will serve as the centerpiece of the bankrupt utility giant’s restructuring plan. It’s still working on winning over California’s governor. On Tuesday, the judge overseeing PG&E’s Chapter 11 case …

PG&E Removes California Governor From $13.5 Billion Fire Deal

Bankrupt utility giant PG&E Corp. has removed a requirement that California Governor Gavin Newsom sign off on its settlement with wildfire victims, trying to buy more time for its restructuring plan. PG&E reached an agreement Monday with representatives of the …

Official Urges Collaboration on Wildfire Projects

As the western U.S. comes off a tough wildfire season, more collaboration is needed to guard against catastrophic fires and to restore charred forests and rangeland, a senior federal official said at a Western Governors’ Association meeting Saturday. The federal …