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PG&E: Company’s Equipment May Have Ignited Camp Fire

NEW YORK — Pacific Gas & Electric says its equipment may have ignited the 2018 Camp Fire, which killed 86 people and destroyed an entire town in Northern California. The embattled utility said Thursday it's taking a $10.5 billion charge for claims conne...
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What Happens When the Next Big Wildfire Hits?

Don’t be fooled by the precipitation, the snowpack, the wildflowers. When winter ends, it’s unlikely that California’s iconic landscape will sustain the moisture to withstand the 100-degree summer and fall. ...

What Happens if PG&E Goes Bankrupt?

Investigators are massing. Lawsuits are mounting. The death toll in Butte County's historic Camp Fire stands at 88, so far. by Judy Lin CALmatters State laws make power companies especially liable for fires sparked by and around their equipment,...
Photo of a home burning in Paradise, California.

Did PG&E Problem Spark Deadly Paradise Blaze?

A utility is facing increasing criticism following a deadly blaze that leveled a Northern California town and killed at least 42 people. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. told state regulators last week it dete...