• Wildfire spares therapy ranch but leaves anxiety about the future
    Politics
    David Knowles

    Wildfire spares therapy ranch but leaves anxiety about the future

    Denim 'n Dirt Ranch, which offers equine therapy using horses and donkeys, nearly burned down in the Tick Fire.

  • 'Beauty in devastation': Muralist Shane Grammer to return to Paradise a year after the Camp Fire
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    Sacramento Bee

    'Beauty in devastation': Muralist Shane Grammer to return to Paradise a year after the Camp Fire

    Shane Grammer has gained national attention for his mural series on the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. On the one-year anniversary in November, many of those murals are gone now as the community rebuilds.

  • PG&E falls into deeper hole in 3Q with $1.6 billion loss
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    Associated Press

    PG&E falls into deeper hole in 3Q with $1.6 billion loss

    Pacific Gas & Electric reported another huge loss on Thursday as the fallout from catastrophic wildfires blamed on its outdated transmission lines drive the bankrupt utility into a deeper hole. The company estimated it's facing a bill of more than $6 billion this year alone to pay for devastating fires in 2017 and 2018, more rigorous inspection of its electrical equipment, and customer credits for recent blackouts designed to prevent more blazes. Additionally, PG&E logged a $2.5 billion settlement with insurance companies for the 2017 and 2018 wildfires, bringing its total charges for the fires during those years to $20 billion, according to a filing with regulators.

  • Then and now: One year after devastating Paradise, Calif., wildfire
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    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Then and now: One year after devastating Paradise, Calif., wildfire

    It has been one year since the Camp Fire ripped through the town of Paradise, Calif., charring over 150,000 acres, killing 85 people and destroying more than 18,000 homes and businesses. After the fire, which was the deadliest in state history, the population of the town fell from roughly 26,000 residents to just over 2,000 and left many who still lived in nearby communities wondering how safe they really are.

  • Rebuilding Paradise: A year after the Camp Fire, one couple finds healing in starting over
    Politics
    David Knowles

    Rebuilding Paradise: A year after the Camp Fire, one couple finds healing in starting over

    Bert and Jo Lynne Clement rebuild a replica of the home they lost in the deadliest fire in California history.

  • As California wildfires intensify, survivors struggle to pick up the pieces
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    Rebecca Corey

    As California wildfires intensify, survivors struggle to pick up the pieces

    In October 2017, the most destructive fires in U.S. history engulfed cities and towns across Northern California. While national coverage emphasized the scale and devastation of the disaster, “After the Fire” examines the less studied experiences of those who lived through it, following three residents of Sonoma Valley as they struggle to find their places in a community reshaped overnight.

  • Safety questions still swirl in Paradise year after wildfire
    Finance
    Associated Press

    Safety questions still swirl in Paradise year after wildfire

    There was "no way in hell" Victoria Sinclaire was rebuilding in Paradise. Sinclaire and tens of thousands of others in nearby communities fled the wind-whipped inferno that killed 85 people and incinerated roughly 19,000 homes, businesses and other buildings on Nov. 8, 2018. Despite her vow to stay away, Sinclaire's family was one of the first to rebuild, braving the enduring threat of wildfires, and now, repeated power outages as the nation's largest utility tries to prevent its equipment from sparking blazes on windy days like it did in Paradise a year ago.

  • California wildfires are a perfect storm
    Politics
    David Knowles

    California wildfires are a perfect storm

    While there is no single cause for the perennial infernos that now occur in the Golden State, there are notable factors that are making them worse.

  • PHOTOS: New wildfire threatens Reagan Presidential Library and surrounding communities
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    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    PHOTOS: New wildfire threatens Reagan Presidential Library and surrounding communities

    A fresh wildfire is burning on a ridge near the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Southern California's Simi Valley city, forcing officials to order evacuations of the library and nearby homes and close schools.

  • PHOTOS: California wildfires force evacuations
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    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    PHOTOS: California wildfires force evacuations

    Close to 200,000 Northern California residents, many of them left in the dark by a third power shutdown in a month, have been ordered to leave their homes as historic winds fueled an explosion of wildfires in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • PHOTOS: Wildfire rages in Northern California
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    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    PHOTOS: Wildfire rages in Northern California

    A Northern California wildfire exploded in size early Thursday as dangerously windy weather prompted the state's largest utility to impose electrical blackouts in an effort to prevent fire catastrophes.

  • PHOTOS: California wildfires threaten homes in Los Angeles
    Politics
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    PHOTOS: California wildfires threaten homes in Los Angeles

    A wildfire fueled by Santa Ana winds has closed two freeways, is threatening homes and has forced evacuations around Los Angeles. Fire officials say the Saddleridge fire had consumed more than 4,600 acres by Friday morning.