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PG&E Offers $105M 'Wildfire Assistance' Plan
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By Associated Press
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May 2, 2019

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SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric says it will set up a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility’s equipment.

In a court filing Wednesday, PG&E says the wildfire assistance program will provide relief for people who lost property during huge blazes in 2017 and 2018.

The plan requires approval in federal bankruptcy court. PG&E filed for bankruptcy protection in January, saying it faced at least $13 billion in legal claims from wildfire victims.

The filing says the program would be administered by an independent third party chosen in consultation with lawyers for PG&E’s creditors.

PG&E’s equipment is the prime suspect in the cause of October 2017 fires in Napa and Sonoma counties and last November’s fire that wiped out the town of Paradise.

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