Electric pole hanging after a wildfire. Still functional.
California lawmakers have released an outline of a plan to improve the state's preparedness and response to wildfires - and to soften the financial cost of those fires on electric utilities. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.
KVCR's Ken Vincent introduces report from Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford
An increasing number of wildfires in recent years has governors in the West pushing for more federal money to help fight them. As Capital Public Radio's Randol White explains, this requires changes to the way Congress does it's wildfire budgeting.
The overall number of acres burned by wildfires in the U.S. is closer to normal so far this year. In California, however, the "new normal" includes larger and more frequent wildfires. Capital Public Radio's Ed Joyce filed this story.