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PG&E, utility tied to California wildfires, to file for bankruptcy

PG&E, utility tied to California wildfires, to file for bankruptcyPacific Gas and Electric, the utility company that has been tied to deadly wildfires in California, said Monday it plans to file for bankruptcy protection at the end of the month. The San Francisco-based company said its decision to reorganize under Chapter 11 is linked to more than $ 30 billion in claims it is facing over the so-called 2018 Camp Fire in Northern California — the deadliest in the state’s modern history — that left 86 people dead. The utility has also been sued over blazes in 2017 that devastated the wine region in Northern California and left more than 40 people dead.



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Trump blames California for wildfires, but many of the worst have been on federal land

Trump blames California for wildfires, but many of the worst have been on federal landMany of the largest and worst fires in the state were on federal land.



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Trump threatens to cut FEMA funding for California wildfires

Trump threatens to cut FEMA funding for California wildfiresPresident Trump threatened to cut federal emergency funding for California’s firefighters in the middle of a partial government shutdown.



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Trump halts federal funds for Calif. wildfires, forest management

Trump halts federal funds for Calif. wildfires, forest managementThe president said he has ordered a halt to federal emergency funds for California to fight wildfires unless officials "get their act together."



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Insurance claims for latest California wildfires top $9 billion

Insurance claims for latest California wildfires top $  9 billionInsurance claims from the recent spate of California wildfires, including one ranked as the most deadly and destructive in state history, have topped $ 9 billion and are expected to grow, the state insurance commissioner reported on Wednesday. The claims, so far, fall short of the record $ 12 billion in wildfire-related insured losses sustained in California in 2017, most of that from more than a dozen blazes that swept a large swath of wine country north of San Francisco Bay, killing 46 people. This year, the Camp Fire that erupted on Nov. 8 has accounted for the bulk of the claims, just over $ 7 billion of the total.



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Insurance claims for latest California wildfires top $9 billion

Insurance claims for latest California wildfires top $  9 billionInsurance claims from the recent spate of California wildfires, including one ranked as the most deadly and destructive in state history, have topped $ 9 billion and are expected to grow, the state insurance commissioner reported on Wednesday. The Camp Fire, which erupted on Nov. 8 and quickly incinerated most of the Sierra foothills town of Paradise, about 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco, has accounted for the bulk of the claims, just over $ 7 billion of the total.



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Heavy rains cause mudslides in areas in CA still recovering from wildfires

Heavy rains cause mudslides in areas in CA still recovering from wildfiresState of emergency declared after rain jammed traffic and loosened hillsides that have been affected by wildfires last month.



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California fights wildfires year-round now: 'There's no such thing as a fire season'

California fights wildfires year-round now: 'There's no such thing as a fire season'Fire Captain Scott McLean said there’s no such thing as a “fire season” in California anymore. He said Cal Fire and the public need to be prepared for wildfires year-round now.



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Finnish President: I Didn't Talk To Trump About Raking To Prevent Wildfires

Finnish President: I Didn't Talk To Trump About Raking To Prevent WildfiresThe president of Finland said Sunday that he didn't recall mentioning the use



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Trump visits devastation of the deadly California wildfires

Trump visits devastation of the deadly California wildfiresPresident Donald Trump arrived in Northern California on Saturday to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century amid confusion over how many people remain unaccounted for.



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