Tubbs Fire News

The One-Stop Rebuilding Shop for Wildfire Victims

California is on fire. Already this year, thousands of people have lost their homes, and communities are struggling to figure out how to rebuild. Nikki Pechet wants to be the person they turn to. Pechet co-founded Homebound Inc. in 2018 …

California Homeowners Are Doomed to Repeat Their Past Mistakes

On Oct. 8, 2017, sparks from private electric equipment set fire to the dry hills of Northern California’s wine country, but it was only once the flames jumped from the grasslands to densely packed Santa Rosa that the destruction intensified. …

PG&E Warns of Power Shutoffs as California Becomes Tinderbox

Bankrupt utility owner PG&E Corp. issued an unprecedented warning that it may cut power in almost 30 California counties to avoid wildfires as hot, arid winds leave the region dry as a tinderbox. The move may affect more than 600,000 …

PG&E Faces Fresh Pain as Old Fire Claims Return to Haunt It

Seven months after a state agency absolved PG&E Corp. of blame for a deadly 2017 wildfire, the utility giant faces the potential of billions in new legal liabilities — and it’s unclear how it would pay for them. Despite the …

California Probe Clears PG&E of Deadly 2017 Tubbs Wildfire

PG&E Corp. was cleared of blame for a deadly 2017 blaze just days before the California utility giant was set to file for bankruptcy to deal with crippling wildfire liabilities. And yet the company has given no indication that it’s …

California Enters Peak Fire Season With Delaware-Sized Burn Scar

California is poised to set an annual record it never wanted to break: the amount of earth scorched by wildfires. Blazes have already ripped through enough acres to blacken the entire state of Delaware, and what’s typically California’s worst month …