“Our equipment started that fire,” said the utility company’s CEO of the devastating 2018 Camp fire that burned down virtually the entire town of Paradise.
After surviving California’s deadliest fire, a school district contends with collective post-traumatic stress.
The utility company, which started the 2018 Camp Fire, recently agreed to the fine and to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
A state probe concluded the company failed "for years" to properly inspect the transmission line that started California’s deadliest blaze, among other shortfalls.
“I feel like I’m gonna be living in this RV for the rest of my life,” said one survivor of the Camp fire that burned down Paradise.
85 people were killed by the blaze, and nearly 14,000 homes were leveled.
After November’s deadliest fire in California history, many were left homeless and unable to find affordable places to live nearby.
The Chico City Council voted 5-1 to declare a climate emergency after the Camp fire killed 85 people in November.
Gavin Newsom announced an "emergency in advance of an emergency" in hopes avoiding a repeat of 2018's record-breaking fire season.
A wet winter has lifted the state out of the drought that's persisted since 2011.