wildfires

California News: Panish Shea & Boyle LLP Investigating & Preparing to Prosecute Claims Against PG&E as Cause of Deadly Camp Fire in Butte County

LOS ANGELES, CA – Panish Shea & Boyle LLP has begun the process of investigating and prosecuting claims against Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) that has led to the deaths of at least 48 people, more than 100 people missing, and destroyed over 7,800 homes and structures as a result of the Camp Fire.  To … Continue reading California News: Panish Shea & Boyle LLP Investigating & Preparing to Prosecute Claims Against PG&E as Cause of Deadly Camp Fire in Butte County

CHICO, Calif. | The Latest: Cool weather helps firefighters in N. California

CHICO, Calif. — The Latest on the wildfires in California (all times local): 7:50 a.m. A fire official says fire crews aided by cooler weather and diminishing winds have managed to slow the spread of a massive Northern California blaze that killed at least 48 people. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Scott … Continue reading CHICO, Calif. | The Latest: Cool weather helps firefighters in N. California

California News: California Secures Federal Assistance to Support Communities Impacted by Wildfires

SACRAMENTO, CA – Acting California Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that the President and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have granted California’s request, submitted yesterday, for a Presidential Emergency Declaration for direct federal assistance to supplement the state and local emergency response to major wildfires burning in Butte, Ventura and Los Angeles counties. “California is … Continue reading California News: California Secures Federal Assistance to Support Communities Impacted by Wildfires

PARADISE, Calif. | The Latest: Nurse fights flames escaping N. California fire

PARADISE, Calif. — The Latest on California’s wildfires (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A surgical nurse who evacuated from a Northern California hospital with a wildfire roaring nearby says she had to return after her vehicle went up in flames and one of her pant legs caught fire. Nichole Jolly said Friday that she helped … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif. | The Latest: Nurse fights flames escaping N. California fire

California News: Acting Governor Newsom Requests Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance for Wildfires

SACRAMENTO, CA – Acting California Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday sent a letter to the President and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requesting a Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance to support the communities impacted by wildfires burning across the state, including the Camp Fire in Butte County, the Hill and Woolsey fires in Ventura … Continue reading California News: Acting Governor Newsom Requests Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance for Wildfires

WASHINGTON D.C. | TIPTON INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO ENSURE THAT COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY WILDFIRES ON FEDERAL LANDS RECEIVE DISASTER ASSISTANCE

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) has introduced legislation to ensure that communities and businesses impacted by wildfires that burn on federal lands receive necessary disaster assistance. H.R. 6799, The Federal Lands Fire-Related Incidents Recovery and Economic Stimulus (Federal Lands FIRES) Act would create a new disaster designation for wildfires, of which 40% or … Continue reading WASHINGTON D.C. | TIPTON INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO ENSURE THAT COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY WILDFIRES ON FEDERAL LANDS RECEIVE DISASTER ASSISTANCE

SACRAMENTO, Calif | California approves measure to pass on wildfire costs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Legislature voted Friday to allow power companies to raise electric bills to cover the cost of lawsuits from last year’s deadly wildfires amid fears that Pacific Gas & Electric Co., would otherwise face financial ruin. The measure is part of a wide-ranging plan to reduce the threat of wildfires, which … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | California approves measure to pass on wildfire costs

California News: Reps. Huffman, Thompson, Announce $99 Million In Federal Funding for Fire Recovery

WASHINGTON – Wednesday, August 15th, Reps. Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that California has been awarded $99.324 million that must be spent on disaster recovery across the state, including in Sonoma County and Mendocino County.  This federal funding was previously awarded through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) program as … Continue reading California News: Reps. Huffman, Thompson, Announce $99 Million In Federal Funding for Fire Recovery