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California wildfire threatens PG&E’s plan to raise $14bn

SAN FRANCISCO: A wildfire raging in California threatens to destroy more than homes and businesses – it could also undermine bankrupt PG&E Corp’s plan to raise $14 billion to finance the crisis-stricken utility’s turnaround plan. If the fire becomes large enough, investors could walk away from their commitment to finance ...

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Mass blackout begins amid California wildfires

AP

CALIFORNIA:  Power cuts expected to affect more than two million people have begun in California as fires continue to surge. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) initiated the precautionary blackout – expected to be the largest in state history – due to forecasts of extreme winds, which it said could damage ...

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At least $9bn in insurance claims from California wildfires

LOS ANGELES: Insurance claims from the recent devastating California wildfires that killed at least 89 people and destroyed 19,000 homes and businesses have reached at least $9 billion, the state’s insurance commissioner said Wednesday. “The devastating wildfires of 2018 were the deadliest and costliest wildfire catastrophes in California’s history,” said ...

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Death toll from California wildfires rises as 130 still missing

The toll in the deadliest wildfires in recent California history climbed to 59 as authorities released a list of 130 people still missing. Most of those unaccounted for are from the Butte County town of Paradise, in northern California, which was virtually erased from the map by the so-called “Camp ...

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Miley Cyrus loses home

HOLLYWOOD-CM: Miley Cyrus has lost her home in the California wildfires. The 25-year-old singer is ‘’completely devastated’’ by the destruction the blaze has cased but she’s ‘’grateful’’ that she, fiance Liam Hemsworth and their pets safely evacuated the abode before the fire hit, and she knows she’ll always have fond ...

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California wildfires now larger than Boston, New York combined

CALIFORNIA: Firefighters are struggling to contain the biggest of six blazes burning in southern California, with the Thomas Fire slipping from 15% containment to 10%. Covering 230,000 acres, the Thomas Fire is now the fifth largest blaze in modern California history. The fires are collectively burning an area larger than ...

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Spreading California wildfires kill 10, 100 missing, thousands evacuate

  Wildfires Leave 26K Without Gas, Nearly 100K Without Electricity NAPA: More than a dozen fast-moving wildfires tearing through California’s wine country have killed at least 10 people, destroying hundreds of homes, authorities said Monday. A Northern California county says it has received more than 100 missing-person reports as family and ...

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