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Activists demonstrate inside PG&E's San Francisco headquarters to protest any possible bailouts for the company to cover costs associated with deadly wildfires on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Protesters demonstrate inside PG&E headquarters

Protesters chanted and sang as they demonstrated against PG&E for their role…

 

Two bicyclists on Market Street wear dust masks due to bad air quality as smoke from the Camp Fire in Northern California drifts down into the Bay Area on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Deadly Butte County wildfire grows to 113,000 acres as SF remains smoky

The deadly Butte County wildfire continued to scorch land overnight after devastating…

 

Inca, a cadaver dog, and her handler Mary Cablk search the burned ruins of a home Monday in Squirrel Valley. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California wildfire ‘most destructive’ in county history

LAKE ISABELLA — A California wildfire that killed two people and destroyed…

 

A helicopter flies over Highway 63 near a wildfire, 16 kilometers south of Fort McMurray, Canada, on Sunday. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian officials hope to put ‘death grip’ on fire

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta — Officials said Sunday they reached a turning point…

A helicopter flies over Highway 63 near a wildfire, 16 kilometers south of Fort McMurray, Canada, on Sunday. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Rachel Platten plays from her album “Wildfire” at the Regency. (Courtesy Harper Smith)

The story behind Rachel Platten’s huge ‘Fight Song’

Sometimes a pop-charting single becomes part of the cultural zeitgeist. It’s the…

Rachel Platten plays from her album “Wildfire” at the Regency. (Courtesy Harper Smith)
SF Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White (Mike Koozmin, SF Examiner file photo 2015)

SF fire chief blasted for response to Valley Fire

When the San Francisco Fire Department was called upon to respond to…

SF Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White (Mike Koozmin, SF Examiner file photo 2015)
A helicopter makes a water drop on a wildfire hot spot Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in Carmel Valley, Calif.  (Vern Fisher/The Monterey County Herald via AP)

Crews gain more control over destructive California blazes

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — Crews made gains overnight on one of the worst…

A helicopter makes a water drop on a wildfire hot spot Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in Carmel Valley, Calif.  (Vern Fisher/The Monterey County Herald via AP)
Scorched trees and burned vehicles and the remains of homes cover the landscape Thursday Sept. 17, 2015, in Anderson Springs, Calif. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP)

Some say they weren’t warned about California wildfires

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — High school math teacher Bill Davis watched from his…

Scorched trees and burned vehicles and the remains of homes cover the landscape Thursday Sept. 17, 2015, in Anderson Springs, Calif. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP)
Cal Fire engineer Clint Singleton looks out at a plume of smoke near Clearlake, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015.  (Jeff Chiu/AP)

California blaze more than doubles in size overnight

LOWER LAKE, Calif. — A Northern California blaze more than doubled in…

Cal Fire engineer Clint Singleton looks out at a plume of smoke near Clearlake, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015.  (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Plants burned in the Rocky Fire are shown near Lower Lake, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015.  (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Crews report some progress against huge California wildfire

MIDDLETOWN, California — Thousands of firefighters battling an unruly Northern California wildfire…

Plants burned in the Rocky Fire are shown near Lower Lake, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015.  (Jeff Chiu/AP)
A firefighter lights a backfire as the Rocky Fire burns near Clearlake, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. The fire has charred more than 60,000 acres and destroyed at least 24 residences. (Josh Edelson/AP)

Californians facing nights in wildfire evacuation shelters

CLEAR LAKE, Calif. — As firefighters battled a massive Northern California wildfire…

A firefighter lights a backfire as the Rocky Fire burns near Clearlake, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. The fire has charred more than 60,000 acres and destroyed at least 24 residences. (Josh Edelson/AP)
Firefighters spray a hose at a fire along Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015.  (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Containment of raging California wildfire jumps

LOWER LAKE, Calif. — Cooler, wetter weather helped crews make inroads Monday…

Firefighters spray a hose at a fire along Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015.  (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Two fire fighting helicopters pass near each other over Willow Creek Canyon as a wildfire continues burning in the Sierra near Bass Lake, Calif., Monday, July 27, 2015.  (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP)

Rising temperatures challenge California firefighters

FRESNO, Calif. — Rising temperatures on Tuesday made the fight difficult for…

Two fire fighting helicopters pass near each other over Willow Creek Canyon as a wildfire continues burning in the Sierra near Bass Lake, Calif., Monday, July 27, 2015.  (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP)
A firefighter waters down a hot spot while at  the Kyburz fire near Kyburz, Calif., Friday, July 24, 2015. Crews on Friday had partially surrounded the fire that shut down a highway linking Sacramento and Reno, Nevada, and led to a handful of evacuations. The blaze broke out Thursday afternoon near South Lake Tahoe and has charred more than 100 acres in heavy timber along steep canyon walls. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

California wildfire threatens homes, prompts evacuations

ALTA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire raced through more than…

A firefighter waters down a hot spot while at  the Kyburz fire near Kyburz, Calif., Friday, July 24, 2015. Crews on Friday had partially surrounded the fire that shut down a highway linking Sacramento and Reno, Nevada, and led to a handful of evacuations. The blaze broke out Thursday afternoon near South Lake Tahoe and has charred more than 100 acres in heavy timber along steep canyon walls. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
A firefighter watches a helicopter battle the Wragg fire near Winters, Calif., on Thursday, July 23, 2015.  (Noah Berger/AP)

Campers flee Montana fire; California blaze threatens homes

HELENA, Mont. — Firefighters braced Thursday for a fresh run by a…

A firefighter watches a helicopter battle the Wragg fire near Winters, Calif., on Thursday, July 23, 2015.  (Noah Berger/AP)
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Crews battle California fire's explosive growth

WEED, Calif. — Just days after a wildfire tore through a small…

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Northeast California wildfire destroys 8 homes

A pair of wildfires burning without restraint about 8 miles apart in…

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Gains made on California fire that burned 19 homes

Some firefighters battling a Northern California wildfire that destroyed nearly 20 homes…

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Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. — Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire…

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Big Sur wildfire now 79 percent contained

Rain and higher humidity on Thursday helped firefighters battling a wildfire in…

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