PARADISE, Calif. - PG&E surprised Camp Fire survivors at May 22's special Paradise Town Council Meeting.
"On behalf of my company, I want to apologize for the role our equipment had on this tragedy," said Vice President of Electrical Operations, Aaron Johnson.
The statement came one week after an investigation by Cal Fire concluded PG&E's equipment started the blaze that destroyed nearly 14,000 homes.
Johnson says there is nothing he can say that will undo the fire, but the tragedy obligates the company to do the right thing.
People at the meeting said they appreciate the statement.
"I thought they did a nice job," said Scott Norman, a survivor of the fire. "I feel like they're trying."
"Those of us attending those meetings, we love our town and we're not going anywhere else, we're in it for the long haul," said Cathy Gallentine, a fire survivor.
"Nothing I say is going to undo that," Johnson said. "We also understand it creates an obligation for us to do the right thing for this community."
PG&E also talked about its plans to make the town safer when it comes to equipment and power lines.
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