Michael Ramsey prosecuted PG&E for the 2018 Camp Fire and will again now with the Dixie Fire. Cal Fire determined last week the utility was responsible for the 2021 fire, the second-largest in recorded California history.
California Wildfires: Latest Updates
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PG&E could be the first utility to access California’s wildfire liability fund after starting Dixie Fire
January 6, 2022 | Scott Rodd
California established the $21 billion liability fund in 2019 to help utilities cover the cost of major wildfires started by their equipment.
January 4, 2022 | Scott Rodd
The Dixie Fire grew to be the second-largest fire in state history, burning over 960,000 acres and destroying over 1,300 structures. It's the latest in a string of devastating wildfires allegedly caused by the utility's equipment.
December 20, 2021 | Chris Nichols
The fire hazard severity maps show which areas are most vulnerable to wildfire in California and were last updated in 2007.
Father, son arrested for allegedly starting Caldor Fire have been under investigation since August, attorney says
December 8, 2021 | Scott Rodd
David Scott Smith, 66, and Travis Shane Smith, 32, are accused of reckless arson related to the Caldor Fire, which burned for 67 days In El Dorado and Amador counties and destroyed more than 1,000 structures.
December 7, 2021 | Scott Rodd
State lawmakers held an oversight hearing Tuesday to discuss wildfires and how the state plans to spend this year’s record-setting investment to prevent them.
Removing dangerous wildfire fuels is hard, expensive work. Here’s how one California tribe is making it happen.
November 3, 2021 | Manola Secaira
Reducing the excess of flammable materials in forests has become the focus for many communities throughout California seeking protection from future wildfires, but issues with funding and staffing remain.
October 27, 2021 | Scott Rodd
The precipitation is desperately needed to combat California’s severe drought. But it comes with a trade-off in communities that endured wildfires.
Northern California wildfires: Where to find updates on air quality, evacuations, and official information
October 25, 2021
Here’s the latest information on the wildfires burning throughout Northern California.