NOTICE: YOUR HEALTH & SAFETY ARE IMPORTANT TO US. PLEASE KNOW THAT OUR OFFICES ARE OPEN, AND THAT YOU CAN REACH US ANY TIME, VIA PHONE, CHAT OR WEBSITE FORM, FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME.

Camp Fire Update | PGE Initial Findings

Camp Fire Update | PGE Initial Findings

On February 28, 2019, as part of an announcement of its 2018 earnings, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) admitted that its equipment likely sparked the most destructive wildfire in California history – the 2018 Camp Fire. Specifically, PG&E pointed to the fact that: 1) a PG&E transmission tower line relayed and de-energized approximately 15 minutes before the fire started, 2) a PG&E employee observed a fire in the vicinity of the transmission tower, 3) damage occurred to the tower the day the fire started, and 4) an employee spotted downed powerlines at or near a potential ignition point the day the fire started.

Because of the increased likelihood that PG&E is responsible for the fire, the company added $10.5 billion in potential liability to its books. The utility could face at least $30 billion in damages for the 2017 and 2018 wildfires. While the investigation into the cause of the wildfire is still in progress, PG&E’s recent announcement will be significant for outstanding claims submitted by victims of the tragic 2017 Northern California Wildfires and 2018 Camp Fire. PG&E’s anticipated liability for damages from these fires led to its decision to file for Chapter 11 in January.

For more information about the PG&E bankruptcy proceedings see our blog post here. If you or someone you know would like an update on the proceedings or has any questions about submitting a potential fire claim, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 916-520-6639. For more information about the initial findings, click here to view the full article from Law360.

Categories:

Speak With An Injury Attorney Today

    • Please enter your name.
    • This isn't a valid phone number.
      Please enter your phone number.
    • This isn't a valid email address.
      Please enter your email address.
    • Please make a selection.
    • Please enter a message.