As firefighters in Northern California battle ongoing wildfires, the Sonoma County sheriff is facing a different battle: fighting misinformation about the fires.
Deadly wildfires in Northern California have caused over $1 billion in insured losses, according to California’s insurance commissioner. Preliminary loss figures released Thursday by State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones estimate total insured losses at $1.045 billion. Those insurers — eight...
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, Oct. 19, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Fires keep on burning After the fires in Northern California, Shelly Lanning is one of thousands of residents who have lost their homes in a region...
With more than 5,500 homes destroyed across Northern California wine country in wildfires, the staggering level of loss can be defined by the personal items that residents lost. Incinerated photos and personal papers. Jewelry that melted away. Refrigerators, washers and dryers burned black. Residents...
Shelly Lanning, her husband and two children are staying with her mother in Ukiah, an hour from where her home burned down the morning of Oct. 9. She’s not sure where she’s going to live next. Lanning, 46, ran a day-care center and her husband a catering company out of their home in Santa Rosa’s...
The first of the deadly Northern California wildfires to spark up 12 days ago was fully contained overnight as firefighters throughout the disaster zones welcomed cooler temperatures and an increasingly promising forecast of rain expected...Show More Summary
Suit alleges utility company neglected to clear brush near power lines and encouraged fires A Santa Rosa couple is suing PG&E over the still ongoing Northern California wildfires, alleging that the utility failed to properly maintain...Show More Summary
Dangerous waves up to 20 feet tall are expected to pound the coast Thursday night through Friday, spurring the National Weather Service to issue a high surf advisory.
A collection of right-wing websites teamed up with half-term nitwit Sarah Palin to spread a fake news story that appeared to pin the Northern California wildfires that have tragically killed at least 40 people onto an immigrant man who...Show More Summary
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Residents of Northern California's wine country left homeless by the state's deadliest-ever wildfires could be temporarily housed in federal government trailers, officials said on Wednesday, as the death toll from the blazes rose to 42.
Amid the destruction and sorrow caused by the Northern California wildfires, it seems a bit of positive news has surfaced: firefighters have been successful in containing 60 percent of the two largest fires, and weather reports indicate a chance of rain that could help extinguish additional flames. Show More Summary
Survivors of three recent disasters — the northern California fires, the Las Vegas mass shooting, and Hurricane Maria — used social media and texting as lifelines to connect with loved ones, seek aid, and search for the latest developments. A...Show More Summary
Leave it to human ingenuity to solve almost anything. Lauren Mesaros, a California nurse, needed to flee from the Tubbs Fire going on in Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties in Northern California. Mesaros also needed to get her three horses,...Show More Summary
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death toll from more than a dozen major wildfires still burning across Northern California's celebrated wine country rose to 42 on Wednesday, after search and rescue teams picking through burned out neighborhoods found another victim.
Faced with lack of resources and red tape, tribal members are clearing debris themselves.
The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 1:50 p.m. California fire officials have reported significant progress on containing wildfires that have ravaged parts of Northern California. CalFire Deputy Chief … Click to Continue »
Fire damage leaves desperate home seekers with few options As of Tuesday night, Cal Fire reports that the Nuns fire and Tubbs fire—the two remaining blazes nearest to Santa Rosa—are both 91 percent contained. While that progress is encouraging,...Show More Summary
Since October 8, firefighters in Northern California have been battling wildfires that numbered in the dozens at their peak and have killed at least 41 people. The flames have scorched tens of thousands of acres and leveled entire neighborhoods. While...Show More Summary
The stories of heroism and rescue coming out of Northern California in the wake of the devastating wildfires are nothing short of incredible. Whether it's firefighters working around the clock to everyday people doing their part to chip...Show More Summary
Housing in beautiful wine country was already scarce before flames ravaged 245,000 acres across Northern California and burned down 5,700 structures in their path. Real estate agents in the region are already witnessing the effects of heightened demand. ...