Cal Fire released its findings into the cause of the deadly Zogg Fire

Some people in Igo Tuesday were disappointed to hear about the findings of the cause of this fire.

Posted: Mar 23, 2021 7:23 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Cal Fire released its findings into the cause of the deadly Zogg Fire in Shasta and Tehama County. 

"It was just nerve-racking,” said Zogg Fire survivor, Dana Anderson. “Everyone around here was just panicking."

Anderson has lived in Igo for over a year. He said seeing the fire so close to his home was like something out of a warzone.

"It looked like a bomb had went off,” said Anderson. “Just a big cloud of black smoke.”

Tuesday, Cal Fire released a statement saying the Zogg Fire was sparked by a tree falling onto PG&E power lines north of Igo.

As of right now, PG&E is not taking responsibility.

"PG&E has fully cooperated with Cal Fire's investigation,” said PG&E. “We look forward to reviewing both when we are allowed to do so."

Anderson said he and his wife grabbed some important items when they had to evacuate their home like their dogs, essential documents and lastly, they grabbed their mail from their mailbox.

"These aren't just dogs,” said Anderson. “These are our kids. Our kids are raised. We thought they were going to burn up. It was nerve-racking.”

After being evacuated from his home for several weeks, Anderson was thankful to come back to the town he calls home and see his home still standing.

"Very very happy,” said Anderson. But sad for the people that lost theirs."

Cal Fire's complete report is now in the hands of the Shasta County District Attorney's Office to determine whether criminal charges should be filed.

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