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On this edition of Your Call, we'll find out how people affected by the Kincade fire are coping after being evacuated and losing power. 

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation about the devastating fires in California. Dozens of fires across the state have destroyed hundreds of structures, forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate, and left millions without electricity. State officials warn that the fire season is far from over.

 

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the history and future of PG&E, California's largest utility.

National Weather Service

From the official CalFire release at 7:04am on Wednesday, 10/30

California Utility Admits It May Have Ignited Fire

Oct 25, 2019
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California's biggest utility admitted its electrical equipment may have ignited a ruinous wildfire spreading over the state's wine country Friday, despite blackouts imposed across the region to prevent blazes.

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Pacific Gas & Electric is considering cutting power to try to head off wildfires sparked by electrical equipment, as fall brings back dangerous fire conditions that led to the deadliest and most destructive blazes in California history.

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Authorities have increased containment of a Northern California wildfire that has destroyed seven homes and damaged four others.

State fire officials said Saturday evening the Mountain Fire was 70% contained.

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The thick scent of smoke hung in the midday air when a trail along the Kings River opened up to an ominous scene: flames in the trees and thick gray smoke shrouding canyon walls.

Firefighters were on the job. In fact, they had started the blaze that chewed through thick ferns, blackened downed trees and charred the forest floor.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are taking up proposals aimed at stabilizing the state's electric utilities in the face of devastating wildfires caused by their equipment.

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On the next Your Call, we’ll ask how California should rebuild, and who should be held accountable, after devastating wildfires.

 

City Visions: What can be done about PG&E?

Feb 4, 2019
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Host Ethan Elkind does a deep dive into PG&E.  

Courtesy of Drunken Dumpling

It's been one month since the Camp Fire burned through the entire town of Paradise. Since then, nearby businesses like food trucks, printing companies, and breweries have banded together, finding creative ways to contribute on a small-scale.

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  More than 80 lives have been lost in multiple fires blazing around California. Hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee their homes and hundreds of square miles have been scorched.

How are firefighters battling California's deadly fires?

Nov 13, 2018
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On this special segment of Your Call, we get an update from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection on the deadly and destructive wildfires in California that have so far claimed 42 lives and forced more than 250,000 people to flee their homes. 

photo courtesy of Greg Roberts

From the ashes of the Tubbs wildfire, a Sonoma, CA community rebuilds it’s community through one man’s pottery.