PG&E’s 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plan Expands, Enhances Community Wildfire Safety Program, Reduces Impacts of Public Safety Power Shutoffs

PG&E’s 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plan Expands, Enhances Community Wildfire Safety Program, Reduces Impacts of Public Safety Power Shutoffs

San Francisco, CA…As part of its ongoing efforts to further reduce wildfire risks and keep customers and the communities it serves safe, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today submitted its 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plan to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The plan expands and enhances the company’s comprehensive Community Wildfire Safety Program designed to address the growing […]

CAL FIRE Funds Forest Health and Resiliency Projects on Forests Throughout California

CAL FIRE Funds Forest Health and Resiliency Projects on Forests Throughout California

Sacramento, CA…California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has awarded $67 million for landscape-scale land management projects intended to restore and maintain healthy forests, conserve working forests, and enhance carbon storage in California’s forests. The grants were awarded by CAL FIRE’s Forest Health and Forest Legacy Programs to local and regional partners and collaboratives implementing forest treatment […]

Tanker Crash That Claimed Three Americans Lives Was Part of California’s C-130 Program

Tanker Crash That Claimed Three Americans Lives Was Part of California’s C-130 Program

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement today on the loss of American firefighters who were the crew on one of California’s critical firefighting aircraft, while fighting wildfires in Australia: “Jennifer and I are heartbroken to learn of the air tanker crash in Australia that claimed the lives of three heroic American firefighters. We […]

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Support Communities Recovering from October Fires

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Support Communities Recovering from October Fires

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to help streamline recovery efforts in communities across the state impacted by last month’s devastating fires. The executive order helps displaced residents with housing needs by facilitating manufactured homes and mobilehome parks, and waives fees to replace documents such as driver’s licenses and birth certificates for those […]

PG&E and Pacific Union College Partner on Resilience Zone Project in High Fire-Threat Area

PG&E and Pacific Union College Partner on Resilience Zone Project in High Fire-Threat Area

Angwin, CA…Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Pacific Union College announced today that they are collaborating on a project in Angwin to support wildfire prevention. Known as a Resilience Zone, this pilot project is part of PG&E’s Community Wildfire Safety Program and involves infrastructure upgrades that will allow the company to provide electricity to […]

CAL FIRE Investigators Determine PG&E Not the Cause of the Tubbs Fire

CAL FIRE Investigators Determine PG&E Not the Cause of the Tubbs Fire

Sacramento, CA…After an extensive and thorough investigation, CAL FIRE has determined the Tubbs Fire, which occurred during the October 2017 Fire Siege, was caused by a private electrical system adjacent to a residential structure. CAL FIRE investigators did not identify any violations of state law, Public Resources Code, related to the cause of this fire. […]

Hwy 1 Has Reopened at Mud Creek Ahead of Schedule

Hwy 1 Has Reopened at Mud Creek Ahead of Schedule

Big Sur, CA…The contractor made great progress in the last several days so final striping and inspection by our crews is underway. As a result, Highway 1 at Mud Creek reopened Wednesday, July 18, nearly 14 months after the massive landslide and emergency repair project. Electronic Message Signs will be changed once the highway is […]

Soberanes Fire Update, 40,618 Acres, 18% Contained, 57 Homes Destroyed & 1 Fatality

Soberanes Fire Update, 40,618 Acres, 18% Contained, 57 Homes Destroyed & 1 Fatality

Big Sir, CA…CAL FIRE and the United States Forest Service, Los Padres National Forest remains in unified command. Fire activity overnight was moderate to minimal. Extremely remote and rugged terrain with limited access coupled with hot and dry weather and an above average cured grass crop has resulted in a high resistance to control. Pre-planning […]

US Forest Service Confirms Loss Of Three Firefighters

US Forest Service Confirms Loss Of Three Firefighters

Twisp, WA…Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (OWNF) and Washington Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) officials are deeply saddened to confirm the fatalities of three U.S. Forest Service firefighters from the OWNF this afternoon. Next of kin notifications are being made. “We are devastated by the tragic loss of three of our Forest Service firefighters,” said Mike […]