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Class-action lawsuit alleges deadly California wildfire was caused by Pacific Gas & Electric


The utility company operating in the heart of the region devastated by the deadly Camp Fire in California was named Wednesday as the target of a class-action lawsuit, which alleged Pacific Gas & Electric bears responsibility for the "unprecedented disaster."


Insurer goes bust from Camp Fire with millions in claims unpaid. How will it affect Paradise homeowners?


Millions of dollars in potential losses from the Camp Fire have ruined a small Merced County insurance company, providing another element of uncertainty for homeowners following the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history."

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Photos: Deep burn scars from 2018 California wildfires seen from space


The year 2018 has been a record-breaking fire season in California. The Mendocino Complex Fire was the state’s largest, destroying nearly half a million acres. And the Camp Fire was the state’s deadliest with 88 fatalities so far.

READ MORE at The Mercury News

The Daughter of a California Wildfire Victim Targets Utility in a Wrongful Death Suit


The daughter of a man killed in California’s deadliest wildfire is suing Pacific Gas & Electric Co., saying the utility could have prevented the blaze.
Neva Rodrigues filed the lawsuit Wednesday in San Francisco. The lawsuit says a body was found in the burned home where her father, 73-year-old Jerry Rodrigues, lived alone in a Paradise mobile home park.

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Rain a concern for California’s wildfire-burned areas


San Francisco – A storm moving into California on Thursday brought rain that threatened to unleash debris flows in wildfire burn areas and snow that could cause travel problems in the Sierra Nevada

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YouTube is teeming with conspiracy theories about the California wildfires. Here's what really may have caused the flames.


The Woolsey and Paradise wildfires brought widespread devastation to California in November, killing more than 90 people and torching 250,000 acres of land.
With the fires now fully contained, residents have returned home to find nothing but scorched foundations. Officials are still on the hunt for hundreds of missing people — a process made more difficult by the onslaught of rain.


California wildfire zone slammed with flash flooding


After having already faced the wrath of a deadly wildfire, an area in Northern California faced a new problem Thursday: flash-flooding that’s prompted the deployment of water rescue teams, officials said.
After a deluge of rain fell in the Paradise area, people became trapped in their vehicles on a flooded road, necessitating the help of rescue units, The Associated Press reported.


Federal judge wants California utility to explain its role in the Camp Fire and other wildfires


(CNN)A federal judge has ordered California's Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to explain any potential role it played causing the deadly Camp Fire and any other major wildfires in the state, court documents show.
In a court filing, Judge William Alsup of the US District Court for the Northern District of California said the electric utility should also explain whether "reckless operation or maintenance of PG&E power lines" sparked any wildfires and answer additional questions about power line safety and wildfires.



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