In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials are revamping evacuation plans and other emergency protocols to bolster public safety during a major firestorm.
A dry beginning of the year has left most of California abnormally dry and officials are bracing for the possibility of an early and more intense wildfire season amid record-breaking temperatures.
The Board of Supervisors signed off Wednesday on stricter building requirements to lessen wildfire damage.
The Board of Supervisors on Wednesday backed stricter building requirements to lessen wildfire damage.
On Wednesday, some Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation that would require telecommunication companies to have at least 72 hours of back-up power for all cellphone towers in high-risk fire areas.
Thousands of California homeowners have lost their insurance policies in the last few years as insurers pull out of areas that are at risk of fire damage or stop insuring homes altogether.
More than a million California homes are now protected under a new law that temporarily bans insurance companies from dropping customers in areas affected by recent wildfires, officials announced Wednesday.
Utility giant Southern California Edison has agreed to pay $360 million to settle claims with 23 cities and counties impacted by three recent wildfires and a mudflow.
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President Donald Trump suggested he may cut federal funding to California for wildfire relief during a series of tweets Sunday morning.
Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that he appointed two San Diego County residents to the state’s recently created California Wildfire Safety Advisory Board.
After a request from the state’s leader, California utility Pacific Gas & Electric on Tuesday said it will credit customers for a power shutoff earlier this month.
Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency on Sunday as wind-whipped wildfires in the north and south of the state gobbled up land, destroyed homes and forced thousands of people to flee.
Two wildfires, one in Valley Center and the other east of Ramona, have been contained Sunday at 90%, according to Cal Fire San Diego.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that the city of San Diego is one of four cities in the state that will receive $500,000 in state funding to support residents affected by power shutoffs due to the threat of wildfires.
A blaze in northern Los Angeles County scorched nearly 4,000 acres and forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate Thursday.
California’s largest utility company is warning about 850,000 customers that another intentional power outage may leave them in the dark this weekend.
Thousands of people experienced a second day of power outages as SDG&E cut power to customers in some areas “due to unsafe conditions.”
A brush fire threatened homes and businesses while burning in Valley Center Friday afternoon, Cal Fire officials said.
The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department will increase staffing Sunday and Monday because of predicted Santa Ana winds, which pose an increased danger in the event of a fire, officials said Saturday.