Northern California

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric vehicles are parked at the PG&E Oakland Service Center in Oakland, Calif.
Ben Margot/AP Photo, File
June 08, 2019 - 9:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric implemented a controversial practice of cutting power to selected portions of Northern California on Saturday to guard against wildfires as the weather turned very windy, dry and hot. Electricity was turned off around 6 a.m. to 1,600 customers in...
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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.
John Burgess/The Press Democrat via AP
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
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images via CNN
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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(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
December 01, 2018 - 6:36 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The number of people listed as missing after Northern California's catastrophic wildfire has been whittled to 49. The figure announced Friday night by the Butte County Sheriff's Office shows authorities have made significant progress in accounting for survivors of the...
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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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In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, photo, Charlie Miles peers up at state forestry officers and state parks rangers after being arrested for trying to go home on a desolate stretch of Skyway Road between Paradise and a Chico church he was sleeping at.
Renee C. Byer/The Sacramento Bee via AP
November 20, 2018 - 2:58 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — It's been 12 days since Christina Taft started the frantic search for her mother Victoria, who refused to evacuate their Paradise home as flames neared, and six days since she gave authorities a cheek swab to identify remains that are likely her mother's. She still hasn't...
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Brad Weldon gives his 89-year-old mother Norma Weldon a drink at their home in Paradise, Calif.
AP Photo/John Locher
November 19, 2018 - 8:11 am
By John Locher and Brian Melley, Associated Press PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Brad Weldon lost his home to fire when he was a kid, so when a deadly wildland blaze came roaring toward his ranch house in the pines where he lives with his 89-year-old blind mother, he wasn't going to let disaster strike...
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Lidia Steineman, who lost her home in the Camp Fire, prays during a vigil for fire victims on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Chico, Calif.
AP Photo/Noah Berger, Pool
November 19, 2018 - 7:04 am
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire has taken on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters on the front lines. Up to 400 people fanned out Sunday to search the...
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