California Orders Electric Utilities To Reduce The Risk Of Wildfires Started By Power Lines

Dec 15, 2017

A San Jose Mercury News photographer caught this image as cables burn and drip material along Parker Hill Road in Santa Rosa, Calif. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
Credit Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group

As California fire officials continue to investigate whether downed power lines caused any of the state's recent major wildfires, utility regulators yesterday (Thursday) tightened safety rules for power lines in high-fire-hazard areas.  Capital Public Radio's Sally Schilling reports.