Monthly Archives: February 2019

Temporary Housing for Camp Fire Survivors May be Built in Chico

A temporary housing project has been proposed to shelter victims of the Paradise, CA Camp Fire that raged through Butte County in November 2018. 48 furnished one to three bedroom homes are proposed to be built on a 13-acre plot of land located at Hegan Lane Business Park in Chico. The temporary housing project would …. Read More

PG&E Tower Inspected Only From Aerial View, According to Records

As investigations into the Paradise, CA Camp Fire culpability continue to unfold, records reviewed by NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit indicate that Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) may not have thoroughly inspected its equipment that allegedly sparked the deadly wildfire. Records reviewed by the Unit show that in the decade prior to the November 2018 …. Read More

61 New FEMA Trailers to House Survivors of CA Camp Fire

Chico, CA Silver Dollar Fairgrounds will soon be filled with over five dozen Federal Emergency Management Agency RV trailers to house victims displaced by the November 2018 Camp Fire. Construction is slated to take place soon, and residents will be able to move in about a month later. Meanwhile, 350 more FEMA modular or mobile …. Read More

PG&E Claims Checks Bounce

Many PG&E customers who suffered from the devastating fires in Northern California were unable to cash compensation checks issued by the California utility giant. The San Francisco-based company declared bankruptcy in January 2019, as it may be liable for billions of dollars’ worth of damages caused by wildfires that blazed throughout California last year. Dozens …. Read More

Senator Proposes Establishment of Fire Warning Center in California

Last week, California Sen. Bill Dodd introduced a bill proposing the establishment of the California Wildfire Warning Center. The center would oversee a statewide network of weather and environmental monitoring stations that identify dangerous weather conditions. This state legislation is an effort to mitigate the effects of fire, to protect the health and safety of California …. Read More