Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Energy & Environment Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Energy & Environment | PG&E Says It Probably Caused the Fire That Destroyed Paradise, Calif. Supported by ByPeter Eavis Feb. 28, 2019 Pacific Gas & Electric said Thursday that its equipment had probably caused the Camp Fire, the catastrophic November blaze that destroyed thousands of homes in Paradise, Calif., and killed at least 86 people. PG&E, which filed for bankruptcy protection in January, said it had recorded a $10.5 billion charge in anticipation of damage claims for that fire, the deadliest in state history. Largely as a result, the company reported a $6.9 billion loss for 2018. Though the cause of the fire is still under official investigation by California officials, PG&E said it “believes it is probable that its equipment will be determined to be an … [Read more...] about PG&E Says It Probably Caused the Fire That Destroyed Paradise, Calif.
The search for dead in the wildfire-ravaged town of Paradise, Calif., has come to an end. With the death toll at 88, authorities said they have now looked everywhere they can for identifiable human remains and expect to reopen parts of the town, decimated by the 153,000-acre Camp Fire earlier this month, to survivors by next week. “I have... … [Read more...] about Authorities End Search Efforts in Paradise, Calif.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Simon Romero New York Times November 23, 2018 PARADISE, Calif. — As his neighbors fled, Kevin Jeys read. Then, as a mammoth wildfire moved in, he took a break from flipping through a New Yorker magazine and stepped outside to see what was happening.“Propane tanks were exploding all over the place, people were screaming and the embers from the buildings on fire around me were crackling,” said Jeys, 62, a paralegal who writes briefs for criminal defense lawyers. “But I knew then and there I wasn’t going anywhere. I thought, where the hell am I going to go with three cats?”So, Jeys — who does not own a cellphone or functioning vehicle but does, in addition to the three cats, have a cockatoo, a zebra finch, two tree frogs, and a red translucent bearded dragon lizard — stayed put. Somehow the home he rents on Birch … [Read more...] about Everything around him burned in Paradise, Calif. He stayed put.
Scott Wilson, The Washington Post Published 7:08 pm PST, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 David Neeley, of Berry Creek, Calif., and his 10-year-old daughter, Faith, wait at the Red Cross evacuation center at the Church of the Nazarene in Oroville, Calif., on Tuesday after they had to flee a major wildfire. As of Tuesday evening, the Camp Fire has burned 125,000 acres and has claimed 42 lives, making it the deadliest wildfire in California's history. less David Neeley, of Berry Creek, Calif., and his 10-year-old daughter, Faith, wait at the Red Cross evacuation center at the Church of the Nazarene in Oroville, Calif., on Tuesday after they had to flee a major ... more Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Mason Trinca Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Mason Trinca Image 1 of / 7 Caption … [Read more...] about Paradise, Calif., residents wait anxiously to return to devastated homes
The massive plume from the Camp Fire, burning in the Feather River Canyon near Paradise, Calif., wafts over the Sacramento Valley as seen from Chico, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Authorities in Northern California have ordered mandatory evacuations in a rural area where the wildfire has grown to 1,000 acres (405 hectares) amid hot and windy weather. (David Little/Chico Enterprise-Record via AP) PARADISE, Calif. – The Latest on evacuations ordered for a wildfire in Northern California (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Butte County Sheriff's spokeswoman Miranda Bowersox says 27,000 people in the town of Paradise have been ordered to flee a fast-moving wildfire in Northern California. The fire started early Thursday. Paradise is a town of about 27,000 people 180 miles (290 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco. ___ 11:50 a.m. Shelley Freeman says her family and friends scrambled to evacuate in Northern California as a fast-moving fire approached. She says she heard from a … [Read more...] about The Latest: Town of Paradise ordered evacuated for fire