New fire safety rules have been adopted by the state. The Public Utilities Commission recently ordered PG&E to increase the minimum clearances between electrical equipment and trees. Officials say most of the state's foothill and mountian areas are part of a high fire-threat district. This includes foothill areas in Butte County. Officials say that the Sacramento Valley floor is excluded as a non-fuel area. PG&E officials say they expect to remove nearly 150 thousand dead or dying trees accross the state.