Santa Ana Winds Threaten Communities Burning East of Los Angeles
Residents in several foothill communities east of Los Angeles are being warned to prepare for possible evacuations due to the Bobcat Fire burning in the Angeles National Forest. The blaze started on Sunday, and firefighters fear it might grow quickly because of forecast Santa Ana winds.
Evacuees from Creek Fire Number 30,000 and Counting
The Creek Fire east of Fresno has grown to over 162,000 acres and is still zero percent contained. Hundreds of people who were trapped by the blaze have been rescued, and officials are trying to find others who might still need help.
Reporter: Alex Hall, KQED
PG&E Inspects Lines Before Restoring Power to 172,000 Customers
Power is expected to be restored to 172,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers by the end of today. The utility giant intentionally shut the power off as a way to prevent electrical equipment from sparking even more wildfires in hot, dry and windy conditions.
Victims of the 2015 Butte Fire Relive Their Loss as they Await Settlements
On this day in 2015, PG&E lines caused a deadly fire in Amador County east of Sacramento. Five years later, some survivors are still waiting for settlement money and many have been unable to rebuild their homes.
Reporter: Lily Jamali, KQED
As Evacuations are Lifted Homeowners Face Insurance Bureaucracy
After fleeing wildfires, many Californians are returning to homes that have been destroyed or severely damaged. That means they’ll be dealing with insurance issues that can get confusing very quickly.
Guest: Amy Bach, Co-Founder, United Policyholders
Governor Eases Coronavirus Restrictions on Five More Counties
In consultation with public health experts, Governor Gavin Newsom is relaxing coronavirus restrictions in five more California counties. That means restaurants, churches, gyms and nail salons are now allowed to open for indoor activities with fewer people and other modifications.
Governor Newsom Calls Christian Gathering a ‘Public Health Menace’
Redding pastor Sean Feucht is calling on his followers to join him for a worship service in Sacramento that took place last weekend. The service, like others Feucht has organized along the West Coast, is being criticized by Governor Gavin Newsom as a menace to public health.
Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED