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Investigators confirm that PG&E power lines started the deadly Camp Fire

The Verge Wednesday, 15 May 2019 ()
Investigators confirm that PG&E power lines started the deadly Camp FireFire authorities have officially determined that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was responsible for last year’s deadly Camp Fire in Paradise, California. In a press release earlier today, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said that “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.”

The Camp Fire started the morning of November 8th. Cal Fire identified two ignition points, both of which were sparked by PG&E power lines. As Cal Fire notes, the fires then spread with the help of warm temperatures, dry vegetation, and strong winds. The...
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Cal Fire investigators have made their official determination of what caused the destructive Camp Fire in Butte County. (5/15/19)

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