Dixie Fire Sparked By Tree Contacting PG&E Equipment, Cal Fire Confirms

Summary by Ground News
Dixie Fire was caused by a tree hitting electrical distribution lines. PG&E has been blamed for several of California's largest and deadliest wildfires. The Butte County district attorney's office will determine whether criminal charges should be filed. Shasta and Tehama counties have sued the utility alleging negligence.
5 months ago·Sacramento, United States

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Reuters

Tree touching PG&E power line sparked California's Dixie wildfire, investigation finds

- California's second largest ever wildfire, which scorched just under 100,000 acres last year, was sparked by a tree coming in contact with cables operated by Pacific Gas and Electric power utility, state authorities said https://files.ctctusercontent.com/fac05d5d601/9a535be5-0634-487a-9cb1-5cdf4a42acc6.pdf?rdr=true on Tuesday. The cause of the fire was identified west of Cresta Dam,

5 months ago·United Kingdom
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CBS Local

Dixie Fire Sparked By Tree Contacting PG&E Equipment, Cal Fire Confirms

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Cal Fire on Tuesday announced that the Dixie Fire — the second-largest wildfire in California history — was caused by a tree coming into contact with Pacific Gas and Electric equipment.“After a meticulous and thorough investigation, CAL FIRE has determined that the Dixie Fire was caused by a tree contacting electrical distribution lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) located west of Cresta Dam,” Cal Fi…

5 months ago·United States
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Global News

California power utility blamed for causing Dixie wildfire, 2nd largest in state history - National

The 2021 blaze was caused by a tree hitting PG&E electrical lines, according to investigators with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

5 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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The Independent

PG&E blamed for massive Northern California wildfire

State fire officials say Pacific Gas & Electric power lines sparked last summer’s Dixie Fire in Northern California that swept through five counties and burned more than 1,300 homes and other buildings

5 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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USA Today

Pacific Gas and Electric lines started massive Dixie Fire in Northern California, Cal Fire says

Cal Fire officials have concluded that last summer's Dixie Fire was started by electrical lines owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

5 months ago·United States
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CNN

California's second-largest wildfire was sparked when power lines came in contact with a tree, Cal Fire says

The Dixie Fire, the second-largest wildfire in California's history, was sparked when power lines owned by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) came into contact with a tree, fire officials said.

5 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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