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California Approves Legislation to Pass on Wildfire Costs to Customers

The California Legislature voted Friday to allow power companies to raise electric bills to cover the cost of lawsuits from last year’s deadly wildfires amid fears that Pacific Gas & Electric Co., would otherwise face financial ruin. The measure is …

Deadly California Wildfire Spawned Destructive Fire Tornado

A deadly Northern California wildfire burned so hot in dry and windy conditions that it birthed a record-breaking tornado of flame, officials said Friday. They also warned of worsening conditions throughout the region. Winds in the “fire whirl” created July …

Police Body-Cam Video From California Wildfires Shows Harrowing Escapes

Chaotic police body-camera footage from last year’s deadly wildfires in Northern California’s wine country shows officers running door-to-door urging people to flee and rescuing elderly residents of a retirement community as flames bear down, according to a newspaper report Sunday. …

Power Lines Blamed for Sparking 2 Northern California Wildfires Last Year

Power lines buffeted by heavy winds ignited at least two small fires the night of Oct. 8 in Northern California neighborhoods, according to investigators. The findings by the Santa Rosa Fire Department are the first public reports into what caused …

California Wildfire Threatens Several More Homes

A stubborn wildfire in Northern California that authorities blamed on marijuana-growing activity is threatening dozens of additional homes. The Bully Fire around the rural community of Igo in Shasta County was threatening more than 68 structures, California Department of Forestry …

California Fires Foil Oregon Ecosystem Study

Forest fires burning in Northern California have hampered the efforts of environmental scientists from Oregon who are studying an ecosystem. The Mail Tribune reports scientists with the Klamath Network were forced to leave Lassen Volcanic National Park when fire burned …