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PG&E Begins Mass Power Shutoff Over Fire Danger

Fire danger forecast affects 18 counties     By JANIE HAR SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was set to begin shutting off power Wednesday to some 375,000 people in 18 Northern and central California counties as ...

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PG&E Boss Says Utility Wasn’t Fully Prepared for Outages

“I think you will see us undergrounding considerably more of our system,”   Pacific Gas & Electric CEO Bill Johnson speaks with reporters after meeting with California Gov. Gavin Newsom in Sacramento, Calif., Tue

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Nebraska National Forest Fire Burns About 600 Acres

Fire appears to have been accidental     DUNNING, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say firefighters have completely contained a fire that blackened just under 604 acres (244.4 hectares) in the Nebraska National Forest, west of Dunning. A National Forest Service ...

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CEO of Nation’s Largest Utility to Testify about Power Outages

Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. CEO Bill Johnson to testify on Monday     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The CEO of the nation’s largest utility is expected to face angry California lawmakers on Monday over ...

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Winds Bring Fire Danger to Southern California

Red flag warnings     LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fire danger is high as dry, warm winds again blow through Southern California. Red flag warnings for critical fire weather conditions are in place Sunday from Ventura County south to San ...

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Entiat Hotshots 2019

A look at this year’s fire season work     Entiat IHC Crew Media – 2019 Entiat Hotshots The Entiat Interagency Hotshot Crew is a 20-person wildland fire fighting crew governed by the US Department of Agriculture, US Forest Service, ...

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Utah Extends Fire Restrictions

Regions have been without precipitation since June     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Seasonal fire restrictions are being extended in 11 Utah counties by a month due to what officials say are dry conditions and continued problems with controlling ...

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Profile: South Metro, CO Brush Engine

A look at South Metro Fire Rescue Engine 39     South Metro Fire Rescue PIO – In this week’s Fleet Friday episode, we take you to Station 39 in Castle Pines to get a tour of Brush Engine 39 ...

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California to Overhaul Insurance Plan after Wildfires

FAIR Plan ordered to sell comprehensive policies     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians who lost their home insurance because of the threat of wildfires will be able to buy comprehensive policies next year through ...

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California Fraught with Fires and Power Crisis

“This is an unacceptable situation in California,”     By JONATHAN J. COOPER Associated Press The utility that serves more than 5 million electrical customers in one of the world’s most technologically advanced areas is now faced again and again ...

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