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October 10, 2018

Officials: PG&E lines ignited fatal blaze

  • PG&E equipment has been blamed for starting 13 wildfires last year and the utility says it expects to pay more than $2.5 billion in damages.
  • By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and PAUL ELIAS
    Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO — Two sagging Pacific Gas & Electric power lines made contact, sparked and ignited a Northern California wildfire last year that killed four people and injured a firefighter, officials said Tuesday.

    The finding adds to the growing financial liability of PG&E over wildfires in the state.


     
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