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Why Tougher Fire Safety Rules for Utility Companies Took 10 Years

On Nov. 8 of this year, exactly a month after the most destructive wildfire event in California history began sweeping across the Wine Country, the California Public Utilities Commission finally released its proposal. It would require utilities to prioritize safety repairs in high fire risk zones, follow new timetables for inspecting equipment in the field and keep tree limbs farther away from many power lines.

Not Out Of Woods Yet, But Winds Driving California Fires Die