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Electrical transmission lines owned and operated by utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) caused last fall’s Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, state fire investigators said Wednesday.
The fire in Northern California’s Butte County burned more than 150,000 acres and killed 85 people.
The article goes on to state the following:
“After a very meticulous and thorough investigation, CAL FIRE has determined that the Camp Fire was caused by electrical transmission lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas and Electricity (PG&E) located in the Pulga area” of Butte County, California fire officials said in a statement. The fire had two ignition sites, according to investigators, as the second fire in a different part of the county was consumed by the initial blaze that started near Pulga.
California fire investigators have concluded that Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. power lines sparked a blaze that killed 85 people last year. The findings have gone to a district attorney. https://t.co/UhUjdi6wWb
— AP West Region (@APWestRegion) May 16, 2019
California’s Pacific Gas and Electric power company is responsible for the devastating 2018 Camp Fire — a blaze that killed 85 people & destroyed thousands of structures — according to investigators with the California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection https://t.co/F1rEgUn0ci
— CNN (@CNN) May 16, 2019
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