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Investigators Pin Thomas Fire on Southern California Power Lines

One of the largest fires in California history was sparked by Southern California Edison power lines that came into contact during high winds, investigators said Wednesday. The resulting arc ignited dry brush on Dec. 4, 2017, starting the blaze in …

Agency Finds That Downed Power Lines Sparked Deadly California Fires

A dozen wildfires that burned thousands of homes in California’s wine country and killed at least 15 people last October were started by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines and utility poles, state fire officials said. The California Department of …

Focus on PG&E as California Wildfire Victims Sue

Northern California homeowners allege in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. failed to adequately protect its power lines before the region’s deadly wildfires, a theory that state investigators are considering as they try to determine the …

Weather Service Confirms Second Indiana Tornado

Predawn storms that raked Indiana on Wednesday spawned two small tornadoes and destructive winds, uprooting trees, downing power lines and flattening barns and other structures. An EF1 tornado with winds of 85-95 mph damaged the roof and porch of an …

More Than 73,000 Without Power Following Virginia Storm

More than 73,000 Dominion Virginia Power customers in the Richmond area remain without electricity following a powerful storm that blew over trees, damaged buildings and downed power lines. Media outlets report that the damage included at least three skyboxes and …