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California Wildfires: Latest Updates

Noah Berger / AP

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

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Updated June 13

Current Northern California Fires

Sand Fire

Location: County Road 41 and Highway 16 in Yolo County

Size: 2,512 acres

Containment: 90%

Evacuations:  All evacuation and road closures have been lifted



Stories related to: wildfire

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP file, 2017

Report: PG&E Ignored Repairs On Aging Power Lines

July 11, 2019

(AP) — A report released Wednesday says that Pacific Gas & Electric knew for years that dozens of its aging power lines posed a wildfire threat but avoided replacing or repairing them.

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Many Residents Did Not Receive Emergency Alerts During The Camp Fire. Will You Be Warned If A Disaster Is Heading Your Way?

July 11, 2019 | Bob Moffitt

The 2019 fire season is here, and California communities in fire-prone areas are re-evaluating how to warn residents in case of a major blaze after past systems failed — such as during the Camp Fire in Paradise, when communication fell short.

Noah Berger / AP Photo

State Government

California Senate Passes Proposal For $21 Billion Wildfire Liability Fund

July 8, 2019 | Scott Rodd

Gov. Gavin Newsom set a deadline of July 12 to pass the proposal, and lawmakers acted swiftly Monday to usher it through the legislative process.

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Nevada AG Recommends $25M Wildfire Settlement

June 13, 2019

(AP) — Nevada's attorney general is recommending approval of a $25 million settlement with homeowners and others who sought more than $300 million in damages from the state after a prescribed burn escaped and destroyed 24 homes south of Reno.

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Cal OES Director Talks About Fire, Floods And Earthquakes

June 12, 2019

What does Cal OES do? How does it intersect with the various agencies when there’s a disaster? And what about disaster prevention and recovery? Populations who might need assistance or accommodation?