Northern California

CHICO, Calif. | List: About 100 people still missing after deadly wildfire

CHICO, Calif. — Authorities searching through the blackened aftermath of California’s deadliest wildfire have released the names of about 100 people who are still missing, including many in their 80s and 90s. As the names were made public late Tuesday, additional crews joined the search, and the statewide death toll climbed to at least 51, … Continue reading CHICO, Calif. | List: About 100 people still missing after deadly wildfire

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. | Big attention for rookie Champ begins with small favor

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga.— Cameron Champ was a freshman in high school and a graduate of The First Tee program, missing only the means to travel the country to play junior golf tournaments with hopes of getting noticed outside Northern California. One phone call made a difference as big as some of his drives. His … Continue reading ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. | Big attention for rookie Champ begins with small favor

PARADISE, Calif | The Latest: Sheriff: Death toll raises to 48 in wildfire

PARADISE, Calif.— The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Authorities have reported six more fatalities from a blaze in Northern California, bringing the total number of fatalities so far to 48 in the deadliest wildfire in state history. The announcement came Tuesday after authorities ramped up the search for more victims … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif | The Latest: Sheriff: Death toll raises to 48 in wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. | The Latest: Southern California buildings burned top 400

PARADISE, Calif. — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Authorities picking their way through burned-out neighborhoods say a Southern California wildfire has now destroyed at least 435 buildings, most of them homes. The new figures released Monday evening come as a wildfire continues to burn its way through scenic but … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif. | The Latest: Southern California buildings burned top 400

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Fires put pressure on California utilities despite new law

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California utilities again are facing severe financial pressures from the possibility that their equipment sparked catastrophic wildfires, including two that are now burning at either end of the state. The pressure comes even though Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in September giving utilities some relief beginning next year. The law made it easier … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Fires put pressure on California utilities despite new law

PULGA, Calif | Utility emailed woman about spark problems 1 day before fire

PULGA, Calif. — A woman who owns land near where a deadly wildfire started in Northern California said Monday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. sought access to her property just before the blaze started because the utility’s power lines were causing sparks. It’s still not clear what caused the massive fire that started Thursday, … Continue reading PULGA, Calif | Utility emailed woman about spark problems 1 day before fire

PARADISE, Calif. | A grim search for more fire victims in Northern California

PARADISE, CA — As wildfires continued to rage at both ends of California, officials released another grim statistic: six more dead in a swath of Northern California wiped out by fire, raising the death toll there to 29.  It matched California’s record for deaths in a single fire. Another 228 remain unaccounted for as crews … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif. | A grim search for more fire victims in Northern California