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Southern California Edison power lines sparked deadly Thomas fire, investigators find

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Wed, 03/13/2019 - 9:13pm

Investigators have determined that Southern California Edison power lines ignited the 2017 Thomas fire, a massive blaze in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties that killed two people and later gave rise to a massive mudflow that resulted in at least 21 deaths.

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PG&E admits its equipment likely sparked California’s most destructive wildfire

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Sat, 03/02/2019 - 2:14pm

Nearly four months after California’s most devastating wildfire swept through Paradise and surrounding towns, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has acknowledged that its equipment probably sparked the blaze that destroyed nearly 14,000 homes and killed 85 people, most of them elderly.

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California Utility Tied To Devastating Wildfires To File For Bankruptcy

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Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:32am

Pacific Gas and Electric, the power company blamed for sparking several devastating wildfires in California in recent years, announced Monday it will file for bankruptcy later this month.

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Trump Orders FEMA To Cut Off Aid For California Wildfire Recovery

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Mon, 01/14/2019 - 9:30pm

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he has ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to cut off wildfire relief aid for fire-scorched California until state officials “get their act together” and do a better job of managing forests.

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Wildfires Reflect a National Crisis on Climate Change

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Wed, 11/28/2018 - 5:16pm

The California assemblyman Jim Wood spent most of the past week in the Sacramento morgue, analyzing the charred remains of human teeth.