{FD} Utility faces lawsuit over fire that led to deadly mudslides

A coastal California resident whose partner was killed during devastating mudslides in January has sued a utility, alleging its faulty equipment sparked a huge wildfire that stripped hillsides bare ahead of heavy rains that inundated their home.

{FD} No charges for California officer who fired amid teen fight

Prosecutors will not charge a Los Angeles police officer who pulled out a gun and fired a warning shot during an off-duty scuffle with a 13-year-old boy that was caught on video and led to protests after the teen was arrested but the officer was not, officials announced Wednesday.

{FD} Insurance firms dispatch private firefighters in California

Among the army of firefighters who have been protecting neighborhoods at the front lines of Southern California's monstrous wildfire are small teams hired by insurance companies to provide personalized prevention and protection for threatened homeowners.

{FD} California will set more fires to try to stop wildfires

California's seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more "controlled burns" to thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that serves as kindling to feed monster blazes that force entire communities to flee, destroy homes and take lives.