PARADISE, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Aerial footage shows homes destroyed by the Camp Fire near the Paradise Plaza off Clark Road in Paradise, California, on Thursday, November 15, 2018. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group)

In summary

PG&E closes in on bankruptcy, fire data hints at tougher utility regulation and losses in November’s fires alone cost more than the U.S. govermmen shutdown.

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