Officials: Camp Fire, deadliest in California history, was caused by PG&E electrical transmission lines

Officials: Camp Fire, deadliest in California history, was caused by PG&E electrical transmission lines

  • CalFire said Tuesday the catastrophic Camp Fire in November 2018 was caused by electrical transmission lines owned by Pacific Gas & Electric.
  • In a statement, the state agency said it conducted “a very meticulous and thorough investigation” of the Camp Fire, the deadliest and and most destructive fire in California history.
  • The Camp Fire destroyed most of the down of Paradise, California, and resulted in 85 civilian fatalities and the destruction of more than 18,800 structures.
  • In February, PG&E said in a regulatory filing that it believed it’s “Probable” that the company’s equipment will be found to be the source of the Camp Fire.
  • Shares of PG&E fell 1.6% in trading on Tuesday.
  • The stock was down fractionally in after hours trading.