NORTHSTATE AREA, Calif. — California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is suing Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) for damages they say it caused for the 2020 Zogg fire.
A ten-page civil case, filed earlier this month, seeks $32.9 million in damages.
CAL FIRE alleges that PG&E either knew or should have known the dangers of their power lines being energized during windy weather and the hazards of trees near their power lines.
The lawsuit comes after the utility company was charged with 4 counts of manslaughter among 31 criminal charges filed by the Shasta County District Attorney’s office.
For people in Igo, it’s time for PG&E to be held accountable.