OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Another Pacific storm moving into Northern California has prompted a flash flood watch for communities hit by last year’s devastating wildfire.
The National Weather Service says mud and debris flows are possible in and around the town of Paradise through 9 p.m. ...
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Officials are looking for more stable housing for roughly 600 people still sleeping at a Northern California fairground following a deadly wildfire last year.
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year’s fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history.
The winter months are critical for wildfire ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Northern California county where a deadly wildfire killed 86 people last year sued Pacific Gas & Electric Co. on Tuesday, a day after the utility announced it will file for bankruptcy.
Butte County’s lawsuit blames the utility for the wildfire that sparked ...
Couple whose home was destroyed by fire moves to Virginia
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Patti Clifford woke up unusually early on Nov. 8.
Pacific Gas and Electric, the company that provided electricity to the home she shared with her husband, Ken, in Paradise, Calif., had notified residents they might shut off power at 4 a.m. that morning because ...
COLFAX, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday pledged fresh investments to prevent, fight and escape wildfires, including millions to help local governments improve their communication during emergencies and a fee to fund an update for the state’s 911 system.
At a fire ...
BERLIN (AP) — German insurance company Munich Re says the Northern California wildfire that killed dozens of people and burned down the town of Paradise was the world’s costliest single natural disaster in 2018.
The reinsurance giant said on Tuesday that the November fire caused overall ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Several insurance companies have filed lawsuits blaming Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a deadly California wildfire that destroyed 14,000 homes and triggered billions of dollars in insurance claims.
The lawsuits filed by Allstate, State Farm, USAA and their ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on how a California utility’s role in wildfires could affect its terms of probation in a separate criminal case (all times local):
A California utility says any determination that it started a wildfire by recklessly operating power lines in ...
2 arrested in theft of trailers for California fire victims
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California say two men were arrested following the theft of two trailers intended for victims of the deadly wildfire that destroyed the town of Paradise.
Police in Redding were called by a resident of a mobile home park who awoke to the sound of ...
Deadliest shooting at an American high school: Parkland, Florida.
Deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century: Paradise, California.
Deadliest attack on Jews in American history: Pittsburgh.
The cities of Parkland, Paradise and Pittsburgh became synonymous with tragedy in 2018, a year ...
A La Crosse family survives the California Camp Fire
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — When Christine Poje’s children woke her up the morning of Nov. 8 to see the sunrise, she thought the red sky might portend rain. Red sky in the morning, sailor’s warning.
“We could use a storm,” Poje thought, as she got up to cover the firewood with a tarp. ...
Woman names baby after medic who saved her during wildfire
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In his 20 years as a paramedic, Mickey Huber assisted in two emergency deliveries. But to him, the most memorable birth is the one that didn’t happen on his watch.
Huber was helping people evacuate from the terrifying wildfire that tore through the Northern California ...
Utility restores power to Northern California wildfire area
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California utility says it has restored power interrupted by a wildfire six weeks ago to all customers able to receive it.
Pacific Gas & Electric said Wednesday the last of about 10,000 residents of Paradise and the surrounding area that lost ...
Wildfire cleanup worker fired over photos from burn zone
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California say they’ll pursue criminal charges against a wildfire cleanup worker who posted photos of himself posing at destroyed properties.
Officials in the devastated town of Paradise said Saturday that the photos and accompanying captions by ...
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All evacuation orders lifted in deadly California wildfire
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The remaining residents who fled from the deadliest wildfire in California history were allowed to return to their home Saturday and assess the damage.
All evacuation orders were lifted in Paradise more than a month after the fire broke out Nov. 8, killing at least ...
Report details firefighters’ harrowing work in Paradise
On the first day fighting the deadly Northern California wildfire that destroyed the city of Paradise last month, a crew setting a back burn to stop the blaze was suddenly overrun by flames when erratic winds suddenly shifted.
One state prison inmate firefighter tried to escape the flames ...
California fire survivors share lessons in loss, recovery
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Survivors of a deadly blaze that tore through California wine country last year shared lessons of loss and pain but also resilience with those who escaped the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century last month.
A group of wine country residents spent a day in a packed ...
Insurance claims at $9 billion from California fires
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Insurance claims from last month’s California wildfires already are at $9 billion and expected to increase, the state’s insurance commissioner announced Wednesday.
About $7 billion in claims are from the Camp Fire that destroyed the Northern California city of ...
The Latest: Insurance claims at $9 billion from fires
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires all times local):
Insurance claims from last month’s California wildfires already are at $9 billion.
State insurance commissioner Dave Jones announced the figure Wednesday and said it is likely to ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on destructive California wildfires (all times local):
Authorities in Northern California say the death toll from a destructive wildfire has decimated the town of Paradise has climbed from 85 to 86.
The Butte County Sheriff’s office ...
California inferno gives rise to family-reuniting ‘Angels’
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They have become known as the Angels of Paradise. But there is nothing ethereal about them.
They are online sleuths who know how to find people, and they have been putting their skills to use in the aftermath of California’s catastrophic wildfire.
In the dark ...
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — A family has been reunited with their cat after it stayed behind during a deadly wildfire last month that leveled their home in Northern California.
Courtney Werblow and her family returned to her parents’ burned home in Paradise over the weekend and found their ...
Dog that survived wildfire guarded home for weeks
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- BusinessWirePG&E Restores Electric Service to Nearly All Butte County Customers Able to Receive ItDecember 20, 2018
- BusinessWireLieff Cabraser and Edelson PC File Class Action Lawsuit Against Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) for Losses and Damages Arising from the 2018 Camp WildfireDecember 5, 2018
- BusinessWireWalkup Melodia Fire Lawyer Team Investigates Camp Fire in Paradise, Butte CountyNovember 15, 2018
- BusinessWireWildfire Recovery Attorneys File Lawsuit Against PG&E for Causing Camp FireNovember 15, 2018
‘Angels’ locate survivors of California wildfire
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Bob Talk hadn’t even transferred the title for his new trailer — the one that was supposed to get him off the streets — when Northern California’s deadly wildfire whipped through and turned it to ash. He had lived in the trailer park in Paradise for all of three ...
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PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly four weeks after the devastating blaze leveled her town, Jennifer Christensen was allowed back to return to her home in Paradise, where the first thing she saw was her son’s charred tricycle in the front yard.
Christensen was among hundreds of residents who ...
Residents return to California town leveled by wildfire
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Joyce and Jerry McLean sifted through twisted metal and broken glass Wednesday on the property where their mobile home once stood, hoping to find precious family possessions that might have survived the devastating California wildfire that leveled Paradise.
Residents return to California town leveled by wildfire
The Latest: PG&E gives timeline for restoring services
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on some residents being allowed to return to Paradise, California, after the devastating wildfire. (all times local):
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it hopes to restore electrical service in fire-ravaged areas of Northern California ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The search for people unaccounted for after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least a century is winding down in Northern California, with just 11 names left on a fluctuating list that once approached 1,300 and prompted fears that hundreds had died in the flames.
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Eight-year-old Bella Maloney woke up next to her little brother in a queen-size bed at a Best Western hotel and for breakfast ate a bagel and cream cheese that her mother brought up from the lobby.
And then she was off to school for the first time in nearly a ...
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PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The sheriff in a Northern California county where dozens were killed by a deadly wildfire says only 11 people remain on a list of missing people.
The number of missing in Butte County at one point hit 1,300 amid the chaos and confusion after the Nov. 8 Camp ...
Children back to school after California wildfire
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on children returning to school after a deadly Northern California wildfire (all times local):
Children have returned to school across a Northern California county devastated by wildfire three weeks ago.
Butte County Office of ...
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are lifting evacuation orders for some Northern California communities ravaged by the state’s deadliest wildfire but said no traffic will be allowed into the town of Paradise, which was the most devastated community in last month’s blaze.
The Butte ...
Number of missing after California fire dwindles to 49
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The number of people listed as missing after Northern California’s catastrophic wildfire has been whittled to 49.
The figure announced Friday night by the Butte County Sheriff’s Office shows authorities have made significant progress in accounting for survivors of ...
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a Northern California wildfire (all times local):
A spokeswoman for the hospital that was damaged in the deadly wildfire in Northern California says the facility will reopen.
Jill Kinney told the
Fire-ravaged town imposes curfew, cites public safety
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Paradise are imposing nightly curfews to restrict access to public areas left standing after a catastrophic wildfire destroyed most of the town earlier this month.
The Northern California town’s director of emergency services cited public safety in ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A major storm brought localized mudslides and street flooding to California and some people had to be rescued from stranded vehicles, but fire-scarred areas escaped large-scale damage.
Water from flash floods receded in Northern California and crews on Friday cleared ...
Flooding hits wildfire-scarred NorCal areas
Flooding hits Northern California area scarred by wildfire
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Flash flooding hit a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California on Thursday, forcing officials to deploy swift water rescue teams to save people stuck in vehicles and rescue them from homes after a downpour near the Paradise area.
Authorities said they used boats to ...
California regulators question utility’s safety commitment
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators on Thursday ordered the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. utility to improve its “safety culture” after questioning the safety qualifications of top executives.
The California Public Utilities Commission gave the San Francisco-based company until ...
Bodycam footage shows California wildfire rescue of nurses
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California sheriff’s office released harrowing body camera footage of a deputy who was nearly overrun by flames as he helped with evacuations the night the deadly Camp Fire swept through Paradise.
Butte County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Parmley was searching ...