Kincade fire News

Northern California Agencies Sue PG&E Over 2019 Wildfire

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Sonoma County and several Northern California agencies sued Pacific Gas & Electric Co. on Tuesday over damage caused by a wildfire that burned a large swath of land last year and caused nearly 100,000 people to …

Big Power Shutoffs in California as Winds Boost Fire Danger

SAN FRANCISCO — Large swaths of California had no electricity Monday as utilities tried to prevent the chance of their equipment sparking wildfires while the fire-weary state was buffeted by powerful winds and dangerously dry weather conditions. About 300,000 power …

PG&E’s Power Lines Caused Biggest California Fire of 2019

Less than a month after emerging from bankruptcy triggered by a string of devastating wildfires in 2017 and 2018, PG&E Corp. has now been found responsible for California’s biggest blaze of 2019. The California energy giant’s power lines sparked the …

PG&E Tries to Assure Strict Judge It’s Safer on Wildfires

PG&E Corp. told a federal judge who has kept the troubled utility under a tight leash that it’s close — but not fully on target — to complying with all the wildfire prevention measures required under its criminal probation. The …

PG&E Probing Whether Cables at Risk of Failing and Causing Fires

PG&E Corp. is trying to determine whether other jumper cables along its system may be susceptible to failure after one broke in October, minutes before the massive Kincade wildfire ignited in Northern California wine country. PG&E said it was looking …

Wildfires Force Businesses to Prepare for Disruption

NEW YORK — The wildfires that are rampant this time of year in California force small business owners to be prepared in the same way as owners in other parts of the country who deal with tornadoes and other natural …

PG&E Faces Strict Probation Judge After Massive Kincade Fire

For the first time since a fire last month scorched 77,758 acres of northern California, PG&E Corp. returns to the courtroom of the judge whose personal crusade is to “reduce to zero” the number of wildfires caused by the utility’s …

Judge Grills PG&E Over Cable That Failed Before Massive Wildfire

A federal judge overseeing the probation of utility giant PG&E Corp. is demanding information on a power line that failed minutes before a massive wildfire broke out in Northern California last month. U.S. District Judge William Alsup ordered PG&E to …

Crews Make Progress on Large Southern California Wildfire

LOS ANGELES — Authorities lifted evacuation orders for a farm community Saturday as firefighters make progress on a large wildfire in Southern California that continues to threaten about 2,500 homes and buildings. Ventura County officials allowed an unknown number of …

Mass Blackouts Across California Are Coming to an End — For Now

A series of deliberate blackouts that affected millions of Californians this month is coming to an end. But wildfire season is far from over. Fierce winds that sweep in from the east each fall can whiplash the state through December, …