California homeowners with mortgages are required by law to have home insurance, leaving many to scramble to find a new plan before a potentially devastating blaze hits.
California says it's owed $9.3 million for fighting fires on federal lands. The Forest Service says the state is overbilling.
Both Butte County and Los Angeles County are still dealing with the social, environmental, and financial costs of the fires.
Citing growing wildfire risk, the state's private utilities are attempting to increase their rates significantly.
Wet weather may seem like good news for the drought-plagued state, but a new study finds that it will have minimal effects on wildfire season.
The five-week partial government shutdown fell during a critical window for fire-prone states to lessen the impact of the coming fire season through prescribed burns.
The combination of a warming planet and rapid urbanization near wildlands has provided kindling with a spark.
Climate change and development have undoubtedly increased fire risk in California, but if utilities don't pay the damages, someone else will.
The Central Valley company faced $64 million in claims from the thousands of people who lost their homes in the Camp fire.
What research tells us about the impact of climate change, forest management, and more on California's fires.
Both governments and people tend to adopt only short-term responses to wildfire dangers that don't necessarily reduce risk effectively—it's time for that to change.
Studies show that removing trees actually make fires more intense, wreaking further havoc on both human and wildlife habitat.
A selection of recent Pacific Standard stories on wildfires and their consequences.