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Homeowners across southern California being dropped by insurance companies because of fire risk

Homeowners across southern California being dropped by insurance companies because of fire risk

By Rob McMillan and ABC7.com Homeowners all across Southern California are being dropped by their insurance companies, not because they’re filing too many claims, but because they live in fire-prone areas. “We never filed an insurance claim ever,” said Dan Floyd of Corona. “So it came as quite a shock.” Floyd lives several miles north of the area […]

New California Wildfire Safety and Preparedness Campaign Aims to Prepare Californians for Potential Wildfires

New California Wildfire Safety and Preparedness Campaign Aims to Prepare Californians for Potential Wildfires

The California Fire Foundation, in partnership with Edison International, parent company of Southern California Edison, has launched a statewide Wildfire Safety and Preparedness public education campaign to better inform residents on key steps and precautions to take in preparing for potential wildfires. The campaign, with materials available in English and Spanish, is part of the […]

California Dispatches Goats to Eat Brush, Prevent Wildfires

California Dispatches Goats to Eat Brush, Prevent Wildfires

By Gerald Porter Jr. California firefighters are enlisting help from some unusual allies to prevent more deadly wildfires from ripping across the state — goats. The Ventura County Fire Department is releasing hundreds of goats next week north of Los Angeles to eat dead brush that could become fuel for a fires. Read the rest of the story […]

Can Gov. Newsom ‘lead from behind’ on wildfire legislation?

Can Gov. Newsom ‘lead from behind’ on wildfire legislation?

By Chris Reed Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wildfire “strike force” surprised some with the vagueness of its most important recommendation: That it’s time to revise the “inverse condemnation” state law that holds energy utilities can be held fully responsible for fires that were caused by their equipment even if the equipment was properly maintained. The law […]

Wildfires make it harder for California homeowners to get insurance

Wildfires make it harder for California homeowners to get insurance

By Kathleen Pender As the cost and risk of California wildfires grow, it’s getting harder for homeowners to get and keep insurance in fire-prone regions including the Sierra foothills, Tahoe and some parts of the Bay Area. Homeowners rejected by mainstream companies are turning in greater numbers to alternative carriers that provide less coverage, higher […]

CAL FIRE Local 2881 Releases Statement Regarding Governor Newsom’s Signing of Proclamation of Emergency

CAL FIRE Local 2881 Releases Statement Regarding Governor Newsom’s Signing of Proclamation of Emergency

CAL FIRE Local 2881 released a statement this morning regarding Governor Newsom’s signing of a Proclamation of Emergency regarding wildfires. “The fires of the past three years have upended and destroyed entire communities, the worst I have seen in my twenty-five year career,” said Tim Edwards, President of CAL Fire Local 2881.  “While it is […]

2018 was California’s worst year of fire ever, federal report confirms

2018 was California’s worst year of fire ever, federal report confirms

By JOSEPH SERNA . No state had it worse with wildfires last year than California, a federal report released this week confirmed. According to the National Interagency Coordination Center’s year-end statistical roundup,more than 1.8 million acres of California was burned by wildland fires in 2018, surpassing the previous year’s total of 1.3 million, officials said. “That’s the […]

New California Wildfire Safety and Preparedness Campaign Aims to Prepare Californians for Potential Wildfires

New California Wildfire Safety and Preparedness Campaign Aims to Prepare Californians for Potential Wildfires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —The California Fire Foundation, in partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, has launched a statewide Wildfire Safety and Preparedness public education campaign to better inform residents on key steps and precautions to take in preparing for potential wildfires. The campaign, with materials available in English and Spanish, is part of the Foundation’s […]

‘Catastrophic Blazes’ Are Ravaging U.S. Forests. A GOP Lawmaker is Pushing Congress to Act

‘Catastrophic Blazes’ Are Ravaging U.S. Forests. A GOP Lawmaker is Pushing Congress to Act

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter GOP Rep. Bruce Westerman wants to put federal forest management at the top of Congress’s list of priorities for 2019 and avoid a repeat of 2018’s deadly wildfire season. Westerman wants to amend the House Committee on Natural Resources’s rules package and carve out a specific policy jurisdiction on managing […]

California Governor Wants Millions More for Wildfire Prevention; Trump Threatens to Cut FEMA Funds

California Governor Wants Millions More for Wildfire Prevention; Trump Threatens to Cut FEMA Funds

By Ron Brackett At a Glance California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed to spend $305 million for prevention and response to wildfires and other disasters. He also asked President Donald Trump to restore cuts to federal fire-safety budgets. In a tweet, Trump threatened to cut FEMA funds to California. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced plans to […]

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