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Southern California Edison focus of wildfire probe

Oct. 12, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Investigators are looking into the possibility that tree branches hitting Southern California Edison electrical equipment may have sparked a fire in the mountains near Los Angeles that destroyed nearly 90 homes, the utility said Monday. A 23-foot-long line of conductor and three tree...

Twilio, Dillard's rise; PG&E, Occidental Petroleum fall

Oct. 12, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Monday: Twilio Inc., up $23.48 to $329.72. The tech company will buy customer data start-up Segment for $3.2 billion as demand for cloud computing surges. Amazon.com Inc., up $156.28 to $3,442.93. The giant retailer is holding its annual...

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, a house burns on Platina Road at the Zogg Fire near Ono, Calif. California's largest utility company said its equipment might have caused a fatal wildfire last month in a county in the northern part of the state, the Mercury News reported Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Ethan Swope, File)

Team investigating deadly Calif. fire seizes PG&E equipment

Oct. 11, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Fire investigators looking into what caused a wildfire that killed four people in far Northern California have taken possession of equipment belonging to Pacific Gas and Electric, the utility has reported. PG&E said in a filing Friday with the Public Utilities Commission that...

Helina Thorp, right, 14, expresses frustration while unsuccessfully trying to log in to her school distance-learning classes while her mother, Virginia Thorp, attempts to call school officials from a Pacific Gas & Electric community resource center at the El Dorado Fairgrounds during a Public Safety Power Shutoff in Placerville, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. People in nearly 172,000 homes and businesses in parts of California were sweltering Tuesday without electricity as Pacific Gas & Electric intentionally shut off power to prevent wildfires amid high winds. The business and household customers without power were in areas including the Sacramento Valley, Sierra Nevada foothills, and parts of Napa and Sonoma counties in wine country. (Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

PG&E trying a new tactic in power cuts to prevent wildfires

Sep. 8, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nation's largest utility said Tuesday it is executing smarter and shorter power shutoffs after receiving widespread criticism last year when it turned off electricity to 2 million people to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires. The targeted outages that began overnight to...