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District attorney continues investigation into PG&E's role in Camp Fire

Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said he is continuing his investigation into whether PG&E's equipment is a potential cause of the 2018 Camp Fire.

Posted: May 6, 2019 9:06 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said he is continuing his investigation into whether PG&E's equipment is a potential cause of the 2018 Camp Fire.

A recent news report from Sacramento indicates Ramsey has not determined what actions may have contributed to the start of the Camp Fire. He has, however, concluded that PG&E equipment is to blame.

Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey clarified with Action News Now, though, that that he has not officially blamed PG&E equipment. 

"We know what had started the fire," Ramsey said. "And what we need to further indicate before we can determine whether there is criminal action is the 'why.' Why did that fire start? Was there criminal negligence in causing that fire to start?"

A utility spokesperson confirmed that the company believes it is probable that its equipment will be determined to be an ignition point of the Camp Fire.

The spokesperson also said PG&E is cooperating with all ongoing investigations. CAL FIRE's investigation into the Camp Fire also has not yet been completed. 

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