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AP News
October 31, 2019 - 5:22 pm
A stolen car sparked a wildfire in a bone-dry field Thursday as two of Southern California's quintessential themes — car chases and gusty Santa Ana winds — collided with potentially devastating consequences. Read more here.
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Customers charge their electronic devices at Starbuck's coffee shop on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Lafayette, Calif.
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AP News
October 29, 2019 - 8:41 am
Millions of Californians prepared to be in the dark — some for five days, or longer — as the nation's largest utility said it was switching off power again Tuesday to prevent powerful winds from damaging its equipment and sparking more fires.
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A firefighter works the scene of a wildfire-ravaged home Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in Santa Clarita, California.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
AP News
October 25, 2019 - 11:52 am
California's biggest utility admitted its electrical equipment may have ignited a ruinous wildfire spreading across the state's wine country Friday, despite blackouts imposed across the region to prevent blazes.
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Carlos Lama of Bayside Cafe, which was among businesses to lose power due to PG&E's public safety power shutoff, uses an LED lamp and light from his phone at the counter of the restaurant in Sausalito, Calif.
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AP News
October 10, 2019 - 11:15 am
More than 1.5 million people in Northern California were in the dark Thursday, most for a second day, after the state's largest utility cut off electricity to more customers to prevent wind-fueled wildfires amid dry weather and strong winds sweeping through the region.
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Police search home of Santino William Legan.
Noah Berger/AP
July 29, 2019 - 6:43 am
UPDATED: 3:20 p.m. ___ GILROY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Monday were searching for answers to why a 19-year-old opened fire on a popular food festival less than a mile from his parents' home in California, killing two children and another man, but believe many more people would have died if...
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In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, without tourists and park rangers to discourage them during the government shutdown, elephant seals have expanded their pupping grounds in Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif.
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January 30, 2019 - 8:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A colony of elephant seals took over a beach in Northern California during the government shutdown when there was no staff to discourage the animals from congregating in the popular tourist area, an official said. Now they're not going anywhere. About 60 adult seals that gave...
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Crane company fires 3 employees after they post inappropriate pictures in Camp Fire wreckage
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December 17, 2018 - 11:13 am
By Amir Vera, CNN (CNN) -- One picture showed a dead cat with a beer bottle in its mouth. In another, a man is jumping through a burned trampoline. And then there's the one where two men pretend to go for a drive in the charred remains of a motor home. The photos are among several taken by...
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The burned remains of the Paradise Elementary school is seen in a Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 file photo, in Paradise, Calif.
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File
December 03, 2018 - 11:20 am
By Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Monday marks a return to school and some semblance of routine for thousands of children who lost their homes to a deadly wildfire in Northern California. Schools in Butte County have been closed since Nov. 8, when the Camp Fire ignited...
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After a brief delay to let a downpour pass, volunteers resume their search for human remains at a mobile home park in Paradise, Calif., Friday, Nov. 23, 2018.
AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne
November 25, 2018 - 11:49 am
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — A massive wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes in Northern California is finally contained The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Sunday that the Camp fire has been surrounded by firefighters after several days of...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 file photo, a home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif. Authorities say the fire is 95 percent contained Thursday, Nov. 22.
AP Photo/Noah Berger, File
November 23, 2018 - 12:34 pm
By John Rogers LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The so-called Camp Fire in Northern California in many ways has become the worst wildfire in the history of a state whose topography and climate have long made it ripe for devastating blazes. With terrain ranging from steep, tree-topped mountains to dry, brush-...
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