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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 …

One Massive Blackout Is Over, Now California Braces for the Next

An unprecedented blackout that plunged millions of Californians into the darkness for days is over. And nobody can say when the next will hit. Even as PG&E Corp. declared an end to last week’s shutoffs — a deliberate move to …

ConEd Starts to Shed Light on Why NYC Got Plunged Into the Dark

It started with a broken cable. Sometime before 6:47 p.m. on Saturday, a 13,000-volt underground power line at New York City’s West 64th Street and West End Avenue burned, according to Consolidated Edison Inc. One spokesman for the utility said …

Kentucky Fire Captain Hurt in Ice Bucket Challenge Dies

A central Kentucky firefighter injured in an “ice bucket challenge” has died a month after a power line shocked him and another man. Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith says 41-year-old Tony Grider died Saturday. Grider was a captain with the …

Oregon Worker Rescued after Lift Contacts Power Line

Corvallis, Ore. firefighters rescued a construction worker who suffered an electrical shock when he was trapped in a motorized lift that came in contact with an overhead power line. Corvallis Fire Department spokesman Jim Patton says Pacific Power was called …