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California Wildfires: Latest Updates

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Abandoned vehicles line Skyway after a wildfire burned through Paradise, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.

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Updated April 12

Check back here for all of our coverage of wildfires burning in California and how communities are responding to them. You can also learn about what areas have burned in the state since 1850 with our California Wildfire History map.

 

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Nevada Reaches Tentative Settlement In Wildfire Lawsuit

May 17, 2019

(AP) — The state of Nevada has reached a tentative settlement in an $80 million lawsuit filed by dozens of homeowners and insurance companies alleging negligence in a fire that destroyed 24 homes in 2016.

Noah Berger / AP

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: PG&E To Blame For Camp Fire

May 16, 2019

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us for Capitol Chat to discuss Cal Fire's announcement that PG&E lines are what sparked the devastating Camp Fire in Butte County last November.

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Endangered Frogs Delay Fire Cleanup In Paradise

May 10, 2019

(AP) — Fears of harming an endangered frog species have forced crews to delay cleaning debris from about 800 properties in Paradise, angering some residents anxious to start rebuilding their homes.

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Six Months After the Camp Fire, This Family Is Still Far from Finding A New Home

May 9, 2019 | Pauline Bartolone

The Porter family lost their homes in the Camp Fire in November 2018, and they’ve struggled to find permanent housing since. They’re not the only ones.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Insight With Beth Ruyak

New Cal Fire Director Thom Porter On How To Prepare For Wildfires

May 8, 2019

Cal Fire’s new Director Chief Thom Porter joins Insight to discuss Wildfire Awareness Week and the risk of fire throughout the state in the 2019 season.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Paradise Homeowner Reflects On Six Months Since The Camp Fire

May 8, 2019

Patty Mannel didn’t lose her house when her town of Paradise burned. But she did have to evacuate. Reflecting on the rebuilding, she talks about her own survivor guilt, coping, and hope after the fire as people start to return.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Judge Orders PG&E's Board To Tour Wildfire-Ravaged Paradise

May 7, 2019

(AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered board members of Pacific Gas & Electric to tour the Northern California town of Paradise, which was leveled by a wildfire that may have been caused by the utility's equipment.