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."