SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. - A PG&E transmission tower broke near the origin of the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County, right around the time the fire broke out, California Public Utilities Commission said.
It happened around 9:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, PG&E said it became aware of the outage on a 230,000-volt transmission line, "when the line relayed and did not reclose," according to a report with the California Public Utilities Commission.
CAL FIRE has not said if this was the cause of the fire.
PG&E had cut power to nearly 28,000 Sonoma County homes, but not to high-voltage transmission lines.
However, PG&E did not turn off its 230,000-volt and 115,000-volt transmission lines that were in the area, according to PG&E.