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 four brush fires merged and grew into an 8,000-acre (3,237-hectare) fire in southwest Florida on Thursday, according to a tweet from the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. The blaze was about 10% contained.
One of the fires threatened about 30 homes in Golden Gate Estates, burning 50 to 60 acres, reports say.
Firefighters in the Florida Panhandle have been battling wildfires that forced some 1,600 people to evacuate from their homes, and a stretch of Interstate 10 remained closed in both directions Thursday morning due to smoke, authorities said.
It also said the forest service has battled nearly 1,100 wildfires since January, with 97 percent caused by people.
The Fox Fire in Titusville burned at least 750 acres.
Twenty Angeles National Forest firefighters returned to Los Angeles Wednesday morning after spending almost a month battling the raging wildfires in Australia, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
The 16th Regiment Emergency Support Force used their rest periods to feed koalas and build structures at the Cleland Wildlife Park.
Experts estimate over 1 billion animals are feared dead.
Rick DeMorgan Jr. served in the U.S. Air Force for 18 years. He leaves behind two children.
Three American firefighters died in a water tanker plane crash Thursday while battling wildfires in Australia, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed.
The Brevard Zoo is donating $5,000 - $1,000 each - to five conservation organizations responding to the deadly brushfires in Australia.
The sails of the legendary Sydney Opera House were illuminated on Saturday to show support for first-responders battling wildfires in Australia.
The fires have caused hazardous air quality in major cities throughout Australia and part of New Zealand, and now the smoke has drifted thousands of kilometers across the Pacific Ocean, first reaching Argentina and Chile Monday.
A family in Australia rescued at least seven koalas on their property as wildfires ravaged the area.
Nicole Kidman, her husband Keith Urban and Russell Crowe were among dozens of celebrities who have donated to relief funds connected to the devastating Australia wildfires.
Sudden rainfall and cooler temperatures Monday in southern Australia gave hope to those battling the devastating wildfires that have ravaged the country.
Two maps showing Australia's deadly wildfires demonstrate just how widespread the inferno is compared to the size of the United States.
Bindi Irwin and her family, who own and operate the Australia Zoo, have dedicated the past few weeks to treating and saving as many animals as they can that have been hurt in the devastating wildfires in Australia.
Thousands of koalas are feared to have died in a wildfire-ravaged area north of Sydney, further diminishing Australia's iconic marsupial, while the fire danger increased in the country's east on Saturday as temperatures soared.