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PG&E Equipment Caused North Bay Wildfires

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has finished their investigations into the cause of the  North Bay Wildfires that occurred in October 2017.  They have concluded...


Napa County Joins Growing List of Counties Suing PG&E

Napa County Suing PG&E Napa County Board of Supervisors voted in a closed session on December 19, 2017 to file suit and start litigation against an unnamed party.  The County has...

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Fire Investigators: PG&E Equipment Started Two Fires in Santa Rosa

PG&E Equipment Started Fires in Santa Rosa The first public reports from Santa Rosa city fire investigators have been released and the evidence points to PG&E equipment.  The two fires in...

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Insurers Remove Red Tape for Wildfire Victims

Insurance companies have responded to a formal notice issued by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones requesting they remove itemization requirements for those that lost their home. The notice...

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California North Bay Fire Cases Coordinated in San Francisco

January 4th, 2018 – The Honorable Curits E.A. Karnow, Superior Court Judge for the County of San Francisco, ordered that the North Bay wildfire cases be coordinated together.  This will include...

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2017: The Year of California Wildfire

According to data collected by The Washington Post, California experienced 9,000 wildfires and millions of burned acres in 2017. The fires destroyed nearly 11,000 structures and killed 46 people. The...

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PG&E Devices under scrutiny for role in Wine Country fires

PG&E Devices under scrutiny State legislators and investigators are reviewing evidence regarding wildfires in Northern California, according to a new article by the San Francisco Chronicle. In...

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November 30 Deadline: Apply for United Way Wildfire relief grants

Sonoma County Wildfire Relief Fund Through the generous contributions of individuals and organizations, United Way of the Wine Country (UWWC) has built an emergency relief fund for those in Sonoma...