Cal Fire: Pacific Gas & Electric Responsible for Dixie Fire


Investigators with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection have determined Pacific Gas & Electric power lines started last summer’s Dixie Fire in Northern California that swept through five counties and burned more than 1,300 buildings.

The fire was caused by a tree hitting electrical distribution lines west of a dam in the Sierra Nevada on July 13, according to investigators.

The Butte County district attorney’s office will determine whether criminal charges should be filed. PG&E had previously announced that it suspected its equipment could be to blame.


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