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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.

Noah Berger / AP Photo

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.

Noah Berger / AP

 


 

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
Courtesy PG&E

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.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Dennis W. Goff


  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
Photo by Joshua Stevens / NASA Earth Observatory

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.