When it comes to climate change and wildfire, there is a solid connection.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has launched an investigation into utility groups following a report that revealed an electrical line from PG&E malfunctioned moments before the Kincade Fire.
The threat of California's wildfires continues with critical dry and windy weather conditions expected through Wednesday.
PG&E's latest shutdown could see customers affected by the shutdown on Saturday left without power until Thursday.
The Kincade Fire in Sonoma County has now burned an area of more than 60,000 acres.
The fire broke out in LA County about 9 a.m. PDT on Monday and prompted the shutdown of the 101 Freeway.
Air quality levels are expected to reach unhealthy levels throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and residents have been warned to avoid exposure.
City officials have prohibited outdoor water use and said residents should restrict indoor use "as much as possible" until the emergency is under control. The California blazes will continue to wreak havoc this week.
A state of emergency has been declared across California amid the Kincade Fire, with a string of schools closed and parts of Sonoma and Napa counties under evacuation orders and warnings.
Several fires are currently raging in various parts of the state.
In Sonoma, the Kincade fire has devastated more than 23,000 acres and was only 5 percent contained as of Friday. For comparison, Disney World covers roughly 25,000 acres.
Energy company PG&E, already grappling with critical fire weather that has put California in a State of Emergency, has announced that it will begin more planned power outages on Saturday afternoon.
The Kincade Fire in Sonoma County has spread across 16,000 acres so far, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Nearly 220 San Fernando Valley school campuses are shut today, in addition to several others in Los Angeles County, over poor air quality issues.
There are reported to be nine active burning fires covering more than 30,000 acres of California.
Amid a wildfire in Geyserville, Sonoma County, PG&E has warned customers that there could be more planned power outages this weekend.
Nearly 7,000 acres have been burned by a wildfire in Sonoma County, with mandatory evacuation orders and power shutdowns in place throughout the area.
PG&E has begun its planned shutdown, here's where you can check the power outage map to see if you will be affected.
Hazardous air quality warnings were issued throughout Los Angeles due to the ongoing fires.
Captain Alberto Torres collapsed at Park Ranger headquarters on Friday afternoon after patrolling city parks in the San Fernando Valley impacted by the Saddleridge fire.
Fires continue to blaze in California, but firefighters are making significant progress in putting them down.
"It's devastating beyond words," California Gov. Gavin Newsom said. "I hope that is investigated and I hope those responsible are held to account."
Californians continue to be in the dark as second wave of power shutoffs are institute by Pacific Gas & Electric due to high fire risk conditions.
Tesla is warning drivers to charge their cars to "100% today to ensure your drive remains uninterrupted" in the midst of the forced California blackout.
The California energy company announced potential power outages across Northern California after filing for bankruptcy in January 2019 for damages related to wildfires in 2017 and 2018.
A fast-moving fire emerged from hillside terrain near the southern California town of Murrieta on Wednesday afternoon, charring 2,000 acres in less than a day.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. could be liable for the Camp Fire or other California wildfires since 2017 if proven they were negligent.
The smoke has created hazy conditions in locations as far east as Philadelphia.