PG&E Responds to Cal Fire Allegations

PG&E is responding to harsh allegations from Cal Fire that the companies’ power lines caused four fires in both Butte and Nevada Counties late last year.

Posted: May 29, 2018 4:20 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif.—PG&E is responding to harsh allegations from Cal Fire that the companies’ power lines caused four fires in both Butte and Nevada Counties late last year.

In an email sent by PG&E last Friday, the utility company says their power lines met with the state standards and there was no violation of law.

The response comes after Cal Fire declared that tree branches coming into contact with power lines ignited the fires including the Honey and La Porte fires of October 2017.

Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey is investigating the ordeal and will decide at an unknown time if PG&E was criminally negligent.

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