Woolsey Fire News

A Spray Salesman Peddles a Wildfire Cure, and California’s Rich Are Buying It

Jim Moseley stands poolside, aviator sunglasses perched on his head, holding a blowtorch. He’s got a stick that’s been treated at one end with SPF 3000, the fire-prevention spray he invented. We’re on the side of a mountain in Malibu …

California’s Housing Crunch is Pushing Developers Deeper into Dangerous Fire Zones

The Santa Ana winds were blowing as Greg Medeiros ducked behind his Chevy Tahoe on a remote hillside 25 miles from the edge of Los Angeles’s sprawl. He gestured to the valley below, describing his vision of Centennial, the city …

Edison Once Again Seeks to Limit Liability From California Fires

Edison International once again will try to sway a California state court judge to rule that it can’t be held liable for all the damage to private property caused by a wildfire, if it isn’t allowed to pass on some …

Edison’s Trial Over Liability for Woolsey Wildfire to Start in April

The first trial to determine if Edison International’s Southern California utility is liable for damages from the Woolsey wildfire that tore through Malibu last year will begin on April 27, a judge said. California Superior Court Judge William Highberger set …

Edison to Face First Trial Over Woolsey Wildfire Claim in April

The first trial to determine if Edison International’s Southern California utility is liable for damages from the Woolsey wildfire that tore through Malibu last year will begin on April 27, a judge said. California Superior Court Judge William Highberger set …

Cleanup for Last Month’s Wildfires in California Could Top $3B

Insurance claims and cleanup costs associated with California wildfires last month are expected to exceed the record-breaking amounts paid out last year after blazes ripped through Northern California wine country. The insurance industry is bracing for payouts exceeding last year’s …

About $9B in Insured Losses After Three California Wildfires

Three of last month’s California wildfires will cost insurers about $9.05 billion, according to preliminary information from state regulators. That figure is based on initial claims that insurers have received from the Camp, Woolsey and Hill fires, California Insurance Commissioner …

Technology Shapes Insurers’ Wildfire Response

As wildfires raged this month in California, insurance claims experts at Travelers sat in a command center 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers) away in Connecticut, monitoring screens showing satellite images, photos from airplane flyovers and social media posts describing what was …

PG&E Fire Relief Bill Nears While Long-Term Fix Remains Elusive

PG&E Corp., suspected of starting California’s deadliest wildfire, may soon get help from state lawmakers – just not the help it most wants. As early as Dec. 3, a lawmaker plans to introduce a bill that would give the state’s …

California Lawmaker Plans Wildfire Relief Bill

PG&E Corp. rose after a California lawmaker requested a bill to help the state’s largest utility absorb liabilities from this year’s fatal wildfires. Kellie Smith, an adviser to assemblyman Chris Holden, said she is drafting legislation that could be introduced …