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 […]

California Guard, Reserve Units Aid in Wildfire Containment ~ By Amaani Lyle DoD News

California Guard, Reserve Units Aid in Wildfire Containment ~ By Amaani Lyle DoD News

Washington, DC…California Air National Guardsmen and Air Force Reservists are assisting first responders in fighting ongoing wildfires in Northern California, the Pentagon’s press operations chief said in a briefing here today. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said the blaze has been ravaging the Lower Lake area north of San Francisco and has tripled in size over […]

Rocky Fire Jumps Containment Lines Now At 65,000 Acres

Rocky Fire Jumps Containment Lines Now At 65,000 Acres

Lower Lake, CA…The fire has crossed Hwy 20 in multiple locations and crews are working diligently to control the fire’s progression. Firefighters are working aggressively to build control lines and sustain perimeter control. Terrain is steep and rugged with limited access. Resources continue to respond from in and out of the state. “RESIDENTS ARE URGED […]