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PG&E Power Lines Caused the Camp Fire, Says California Agency

Connor Smith

(PCG)’s electrical transmission lines caused the deadliest fire in California’s history, says the state’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. CAL FIRE officials said Wednesday that last November’s Camp Fire, which killed 85 civilians, burned 153,336 acres, and destroyed 18,804 structures, was caused by electrical transmission lines owned and operated by PG&E in the area around the town of Pulga, in California’s Butte County. PG&E accepted CAL FIRE’s determination in a statement.