Attorneys said they decided to pursue a civil prosecution instead of criminal charges to "maximize the return to the fire victims rather than to seek criminal penalties."
But up to 14 million homes were built before fire safety measures took effect. Some insurers now offer discounts for risk reduction.
A new report looks at how resilient different parts of the country are to the threat of wildfires, and the long term displacement of people from their homes.
With the risk of wildfire rising, it's become harder for some homeowners to find coverage.
As it stands, the bill would fund several agencies' efforts to predict, control and plan for blazes caused by climate change.
“We all live supermodestly,” a firefighter said. “We’re about being able to do this job that we love, but also sustain life.”
PG&E equipment caused the Camp Fire and other deadly blazes. What does it mean for victims when the settlement depends on profitability?
California has opened an audit into insurance company Nationwide's practices.
A glut of grapes on the market, the pandemic and fires that damaged or destroyed wineries. Now, grapes tainted by smoke may be unusable.
With the largest wildfires in history ablaze, advocates say its time to fight fire with fire.