Tag Archives: California

Arson Suspect Sets Wildfires Before Attending Reunion

Suspect charged with 15 arson-related felonies     MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — A suspected arsonist traveled from Missouri to Northern California to set more than a dozen wildfires before attending his 50th high school reunion, a newspaper reported Saturday. A ...

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Outages to Deter Wildfires Burden California Counties

Outages become burdens for smaller, poorer counties     By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When California’s largest utility warned it would cut power to thousands to prevent its equipment from starting wildfires during warm, windy ...

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Woman Sought for Stealing from California Wildfire Survivor

Camp Fire killed 86 people last year     OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a woman authorities say embezzled more than $63,000 from a senior citizen who lost a home in a devastating Northern ...

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Small Wildfire Causes Evacuations in San Jacinto

Wildfire has burned at least 250 acres     SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — About 60 homes in the Southern California desert community of San Jacinto are under evacuation as firefighters work to contain a small wildfire. The California Department ...

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PG&E Reaches $11B Deal with Wildfire Insurers

Claims from Paradise wildfire included     By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to pay $11 billion to a group of insurance companies representing most of the claims from Northern ...

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California Gold Country Wildfire Grows Overnight

Over 800 firefighters are fighting the wildfire     QUINCY, Calif. (AP) — A massive wildfire in a remote area of California’s gold country grew overnight to more than 69 square miles (179.3 square kilometers), officials said Monday. The U.S. ...

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Burnover at California Wildfire

Two firefighters hurt and an engine destroyed     EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — Cal Fire has opened an investigation into how a local fire department’s fire engine was burnt over, leaving two firefighters hurt during the Country Fire in ...

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More Victims of Deadly California Wildfire Identified

Camp Fire killed 86 people last November     PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have identified three more victims of a fire that virtually wiped out a Northern California town. The Camp Fire last November killed 86 people and destroyed ...

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PG&E Plan Offers Billions to Wildfire Victims

Amount immediately criticized by victims     By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — PG&E Corp. proposed Monday to resolve its bankruptcy case by offering nearly $18 billion to settle claims from devastating wildfires started by its equipment ...

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California Firefighters Injured in Rollover

Four hurt in fire truck rollover     DUCOR, California – Four firefighters were injured when the fire engine they were riding in overturned. KFSN reports that four CAL FIRE firefighters were hurt when their vehicle went off the road ...

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