BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - A report by the Wall Street Journal claims that PG&E knew about that the power line that sparked the Camp Fire posed a wildfire threat, years before the fire broke out.
However, instead of repairing the line the utility placed it on a low list of priorities and chose to fix other lines instead, according to the report.
The journal says, PG&E company documents from 2017 show that more than 100 transmission towers on the century-old Caribou Palermo Transmission Line needed repair or replacement.
A judge demanded that PG&E respond to the report.
In a statement, PG&E disagreed with the journal's conclusions but says it is "taking significant actions to inspect, identify and fix safety issues."