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PG&E emerges from bankruptcy and pays $ 5.4 billion to the Wildfire Fund

SAN FRANCISCO – Pacific Gas & Electric emerged from a controversial bankruptcy saga that began after its long-neglected power grid sparked wildfires in California that killed more than 100 people. The country’s largest power company announced Wednesday that it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and paid $ 5.4 billion in initial funds and 22.19% of its inventory to a forest …

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PG&E says Wildfire victims have reversed bankruptcy

The deal stipulates that the energy company will start compensating those who have lost houses, shops and other property as early as August. Approximately 70,000 forest fire victims submitted claims. In order for the deal to be approved, at least two thirds of the respondents had to support it. The vote helps to delete one of the PG & E’s …

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Apple’s Greg Joswiak on AirPods growth: “It was almost like wildfire”

Apple’s AirPods have performed better than the company could have imagined, said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of product marketing, in a new report from Wired. Joswiak notes that AirPods’ growth was “almost like wildfire”. Joswiak responded to Apple’s vision of a wireless future. With the controversial decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone product range with the …

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The Chernobyl wildfire underscores a dangerous tradition

Kiev, Ukraine – Wind-swept forest fires have raged dangerously near the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, the site of the worst nuclear disaster in the world, in recent days. But these fires were no accident – they were lit by villagers who cleared their land for planting and burned the grass away, as their ancestors had done. They illustrate the tension that …

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Kincade Fire: Hundreds are evacuated when wildfire explodes to 10,000 acres

The Kincade Fire detonated on Wednesday night has scorched 10,000 acres, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported Thursday morning. More than 550 houses – with about 1,700 inhabitants – are affected by evacuation orders due to the uncontrollable fire, officials from the Sonoma district said. Further evacuations can take place. The fire broke out on the same …

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The race is in to contain the wind-blown wildfire in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – A big wildfire that burned in Los Angeles and was fueled by strong winds swelled on Friday as more than 1,000 firefighters tried to contain the fire and prevent more houses from being destroyed. Around 100,000 people were present under evacuation order following the so-called Saddleridge Fire, which broke out around 9 pm Thursday in the Los …

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The HTC Wildfire is back and HTC has almost nothing to do with it

After a break of eight years, the HTC Wildfire brand makes a comeback with the HTC Wildfire X, a new device for the Indian market. However, this is unlikely to be the expected revival of the brand. For one, the handset is not made by HTC at all. Instead, the Taiwanese manufacturer has licensed its trademark to InOne Smart Technology, …

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Cellar Fire: A raging wildfire is burning 7,000 acres near Arizona's Prescott National Forest

The Cellar Fire has burned nearly 7,000 acres in area located about 16 miles south of Prescott. Firefighters have been trying to contain the fire since a lightning A mandatory evacuation was issued Thursday in Pine Flat, the Yavapai County Sheriff's office said. Several communities in Yavapai County were getting ready for possible evacuations. Crystal Makinson, resident in the area, …

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HTC will revive old Wildfire brand for new cell phones, leak claims

Although the smartphones' flagship has almost ended, the release of cell phones for HTC is still ongoing. Four of the upcoming phones leaked on the Russian website Rozetked and it looks like HTC plans to revive the Wildfire brand, which has been shut down for eight years since the release of the HTC Wildfire S in 2011 By comparison, this …

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