Officials: PG&E Equipment Sparked Deadly California Wildfire

The fire killed 85 people, making it the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history.

  • Published 15 May 2019
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. power lines caused a fire that killed 85 people — the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history, California fire officials said Wednesday. Cal Fire said the transmission lines owned and operated by the San Francisco-based utility sparked the Nov. 8 fire in the Pulga area that nearly destroyed Paradise. The investigation also identified a second nearby ignition site involving vegetation and electrical distribution lines,… Read at AP News