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Local Camp Fire Victims React to PG&E Bankruptcy

Many local Camp Fire evacuees that filed lawsuits against PG&E could be impacted financially by the utility's decision to declare bankruptcy.

Posted: Jan 30, 2019 3:52 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Many local Camp Fire evacuees that filed lawsuits against PG&E could be impacted financially by the utility's decision to declare bankruptcy.

Action News Now reporter Christina Vitale spoke with residents of Paradise affected by the Camp Fire to gather their opinions on PG&E officially declaring bankruptcy on Tuesday. 

Many of the residents expressed frustration with the utility's announcement. 

Cynthia Bagnato, a resident of Paradise, lost three homes in the Camp Fire. She believes that PG&E caused the fire and does not think that the company should be allowed to file for bankruptcy. 

"Because it's a monopoly and its offered all throughout California and we have no choice but to pay PG&E," Bagnato said. "So I think that's real wrong and we're very upset and I'm sure thousands other people that filed that PG&E lawsuit are." 

Bagnato said that many are overwhelmed by what they have lost and that it could take a while for those affected to get the compensation that they need. 

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