Posts Tagged ‘California’

California power firm to pay $13.5bn to wildfire victims

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 7, 2019
Californian utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has agreed a $13.5bn (£10.2bn) settlement with victims of wildfires in the state. The company’s equipment has been linked to several blazes including the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history, 2018’s Camp Fire. PG&E filed for bankruptcy this year and has already settled with insurers […]

California wildfires threaten wine country as forced evacuations begin

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 27, 2019
Northern California blazes are threatening top vineyards as a massive stretch of wine country was forced to evacuate. Two vineyards were destroyed early Sunday after officials ordered evacuations for most of Sonoma County, stretching from Healdsburg west to Bodega Bay on the coast, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. About 90,000 residents were required to evacuate […]

Fast-moving fires near Los Angeles force more than 40,000 to flee

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 25, 2019
Friday, October 25th 2019, 12:09 pm – Roughly 40,000 to 50,000 residents have been forced from homes with “numerous” structures destroyed late Thursday California firefighters on Friday sought to take advantage of a brief lull in high winds behind fast-moving wildfires that forced the evacuation of more than 40,000 residents north of Los Angeles and […]