PG&E deployed a new fire detection and alerting system this month, and it taps into information relayed by satellites orbiting our planet.
All the data is monitored by PG&E team members at their wildfire safety operations center, where they are looking to catch images of possible fires early on. PG&E has also implemented other tools including air patrols and high definition cameras. A spokesperson tells Action News Now the utility plans to install 600 HD cameras statewide by 2022.
For a map of where all the cameras are located, click here.
PG&E expects to introduce several hundred more weather stations as well. The utility has also inspected and repaired hundreds of thousands of miles of power lines.
PG&E was found responsible for causing the Camp Fire. Its equipment was found responsible for starting two small blazes already this year.