The maximum penalty assessed by Butte County Superior Court Judge Micahel Deems was a mere formality, given that PG&E reached a plea agreement three months ago to resolve manslaughter and other charges.
The blaze killed 85 people and destroyed 18,804 structures, per Cal Fire.
February is shaping up to be driest on record for much of the state, with chances of light showers on the horizon on March 1 and then not again until March 10.
Three American firefighters died in a water tanker plane crash Thursday while battling wildfires in Australia, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed.
The sails of the legendary Sydney Opera House were illuminated on Saturday to show support for first-responders battling wildfires in Australia.
The utility company announced a $13.5B settlement with individual Northern California wildfire victims on Friday. It includes settlements for claims from the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Paradise will pause on Friday.
The American heavy metal band Metallica is donating $100,000 to California wildfire relief efforts.