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

24 days ago·Sacramento, United States
General Summary
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.
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Yahoo News

PG&E Started Second-Largest California Wildfire, State Says

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24 days ago·Los Angeles, United States
Ownership:Verizon Communications

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 on Tuesday. The cause of the fire was identified west of Cresta Dam,

24 days ago·United Kingdom
Ownership:The Woodbridge Company
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.

24 days ago·Toronto, Canada
Ownership:Corus Entertainment
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…

24 days ago·United States
Ownership:National Amusements, Michael Redstone
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.

24 days ago·United States
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

24 days ago·London, United Kingdom
Ownership:Alexander Lebedev

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