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Cal Fire: Pacific Gas And Power Lines To Blame For Northern Wildfires


Cal Fire named the 170 Northern California fires that burned at least 245,000 acres, caused 100,000 evacuations, incinerated 8,900 homes, and killed 46 people during 2017 the “Fire Siege.”

Despite the valiant efforts of over 11,000 firefighters from 17 states and Australia, the California Insurance Commissioner estimated the losses during October at over $10 billion, with about $5 billion paid in insurance payouts by January 2018.

The Cal Fire investigation concluded that 12 Wildfires in Mendocino, Humboldt, Butte, Sonoma, Lake, and Napa Counties were caused by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) “power and distribution lines, conductors and the failure of power poles.”

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