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PG&E Releases Statement About Incident in Area of Camp Fire

PG&E released a statement about an incident that occurred on Nov. 8 in the area where the Camp Fire started.

Posted: Nov 9, 2018 5:26 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - PG&E released a statement to the California Public Utilities Commission about an incident that occurred near where the Camp Fire started. 

At around 6:15 a.m. on Nov. 8, PG&E experienced an outage on the Caribou-Palermo 115 kV Transmission Line in Butte County. 

Later that afternoon, PG&E observed damage to a transmission tower on the Caribou-Palermo 115 kV Transmission line, which is approximately one mile northeast of the town of Pulga, which is where the Camp Fire started. 

This information is preliminary and PG&E stated that it will cooperate with any investigations. 

Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire. 

PG&E sent this statement to Action News Now about the incident and report: 

"Nothing is more important than the safety of our customers, employees, contractors and the communities we serve. The cause of the Camp Fire has not yet been determined. PG&E has provided an initial electric incident report to the Safety and Enforcement Division of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The information provided in this report is preliminary and PG&E will fully cooperate with any investigations." 

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