Latest California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection News

PG&E blamed for massive Northern California wildfire

Jan. 05, 2022 13:03 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric power lines sparked last summer's Dixie Fire in Northern California that swept through five counties and burned more than 1,300 homes and other buildings, state fire officials said Tuesday. The blaze was caused by a tree hitting...

For tribes, 'good fire' a key to restoring nature and people

Oct. 29, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

WEITCHPEC, Calif. (AP) — Elizabeth Azzuz stood in prayer on a Northern California mountainside, arms outstretched, grasping a handmade torch of dried wormwood branches, the fuel her Native American ancestors used for generations to burn underbrush in thick forest. ...