Author: Pat Dooris, Jamie Parfitt (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — With fire season now underway, Oregon’s electricity providers are using the methods they developed after a series of very active wildfire years to keep a close watch on weather conditions ...

Author: Evan Watson (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — PacifiCorp, parent company of Pacific Power, has filed to potentially raise customers’ rates to pay for the damages it owes for starting wildfires in 2020. The utility has been battling a class action ...

PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — A Multnomah County jury ruled that PacifiCorp responsible for causing devastating 2020 Labor Day wildfires. The jury returned its decision Monday, saying the utility should be held financially liable for homes destroyed in the fires. The jury awarded ...

Author: Evan Watson (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — The trial for a $1.6 billion class action lawsuit surrounding the 2020 Labor Day fires in Oregon started Tuesday in Multnomah County. When the trial concludes, a jury will decide whether utility ...

Author: KGW Staff PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — Jury selection began Monday for a trial in which utility company PacifiCorp will have to defend itself against claims that its negligence resulted in several of the devastating wildfires that burned across Oregon ...

SALEM, Ore. – Newly-filed court documents show state officials warned multiple utilities about fire risks and encouraged them to shut down power lines before the 2020 Labor Day weekend fires. According to The Oregonian/OregonLive, there was a meeting between state ...

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Public Utility Commission approved a 14.8% rate increase for Pacific Power customers starting January 1, 2023. According to the Oregon PUC, the rate increase is due to higher power costs resulting from market volatility and ...

  SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif – Pacific Power’s parent company, PacifiCorp is being sued for allegedly starting the deadly McKinney Fire. A new lawsuit alleges the fire that went on to cover more than 60,000 acres, destroying more than 100 homes ...

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. – Over 40 plaintiffs joined a lawsuit alleging PacifiCorp negligently caused 2020’s Slater Fire in Northern California. The fire burned more than 150,000 acres in Siskiyou, Del Norte, and Josephine Counties and destroyed nearly 200 homes in ...

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. —The family of a person killed and several homeowners who have lost their homes in the Slater Fire are taking action. The fire burned in Siskiyou County in September. A Sacramento law firm says it’s filed a ...

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