BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Butte County and PG&E have reached a $1.5 million settlement over power lines that caused the Honey Fire in October of 2017.
The settlement will be used to create an enhanced fire prevention and communications program to better monitor the utility's wildland transmission lines. It will be run by Butte County Cal Fire with the goal of preventing fires, like the Honey Fire, in the future.
The Honey Fire was sparked by a tree branch falling on a power line in October of 2017.
The fire burned 150 acres on Honey Road in Butte Creek Canyon, but no homes were damaged.
This settlement averts prosecution of the misdemeanor criminal charge that was being considered by the Butte County District Attorney's Office.