Zogg Fire Lawsuit
Zogg Fire Lawyers
Representing Zogg Fire Victims in Igo, Ono, and Shasta County
After the investigation, Cal Fire said the Zogg fire was caused by a pine tree that contacted electrical distribution lines owned and operated by PG&E north of the community of Igo.
Potter Handy, LLP is partnering with local Igo/Ono attorney Mark Cibula at Cibula Law firm.
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Attention Zogg Fire victims: Potter Handy, LLP (Wildfire Legal Center) is actively retaining clients.
Potter Handy, LLP (Wildfire Legal Center) has filed suit against PG&E on behalf of over 250 claimants representing over 10,000 acres burned in the Zogg Fire.
Have you been affected by the massive Zogg Fire? Preliminary reports indicate that the fire may have been caused by Pacific Gas & Electric (“PG&E”) equipment. In fact, according to a statement from PG&E, Cal Fire has seized PG&E equipment as part of an investigation into the cause of the deadly wildfire which has burned thousands of acres, destroyed hundreds of structures, and killed four people in Shasta County.
If the current Cal Fire investigation eventually determines that PG&E’s equipment caused the Zogg Fire, and you or your family suffered losses as a result of the fire, under California law you may be able to recover damages against the utility company
Our legal team has handled wildfire claims against (“PG&E”) Pacific Gas and Electric Company. We have a team of experts and lawyers who have been successfully handling wildfire claims for a decade and already have thousands of California wildfire victims currently retained.
We invite you to speak with one of our experienced fire litigation attorneys regarding potential claims and legal rights. Please call us at 866-487-2413 or email us at email@example.com for a free consultation. We can help you find the answers to your questions and take your first step towards getting compensated.
PG&E equipment seized as part of investigation into the cause of deadly Zogg Fire
Cal Fire has taken possession of Pacific Gas and Electric Company equipment as part of an investigation into the cause of a deadly wildfire burning in Shasta County.
03/22/2021 (Breaking News) After the investigation, Cal Fire said the Zogg fire was caused by a pine tree that contacted electrical distribution lines owned and operated by PG&E north of the community of Igo.
PG&E filed an Electric Incident Report (EIR) with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) when PG&E learned that CAL FIRE had taken possession of PG&E equipment as part of CAL FIRE’s investigation into the cause of the Zogg Fire in Shasta County. – Redding.com
The Zogg Fire started just before 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27, at Zogg Mine Road and Jenny Bird Lane. Since then, it has burned 56,338 acres, destroyed 204 buildings, and at least four people have been killed in the blaze.
PG&E, the nation’s largest utility, recently emerged from bankruptcy caused by financial fallout from several devastating wildfires caused by its utility equipment that destroyed more than 27,000 homes and other buildings in 2017 and 2018 and killed more than 100 people.
The utility “PG&E” had cut power in the general area of the Zogg fire, but it hadn’t de-energized lines where the blaze is thought to have started. PG&E said its records indicated that its equipment recorded alarms and other activity related to a power line in an area where the Zogg fire began and near the time of its ignition. – Redding.com
12/29/20 The federal judge who oversees PG&E’s felony probation stated that PG&E blackouts have actually ignored the number one cause of wildfires: the dangerous trees and limbs surrounding the power company’s distribution lines. In his written order proposing additional conditions of felony probation for the company, U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup sharply rebuked the company for its wildfire management practices, and for its likely role in causing the recent Zogg Fire, writing “there are clear signs that PG&E bears responsibility” for the Zogg Fire.
Zogg Fire Lawsuit – Compensation You Can Seek
While each case is different, common damage categories include:
- Business losses
- Damage to trees, timber, or underwood
- Depreciation in the value of your land
- Emotional distress
- Harm to pets or livestock
- Loss of crops
- Lost wages
- Personal injury
- The cost to repair or replace your home and personal property
- The loss of use and enjoyment of your property
- Wrongful death
You may be entitled to damages that your insurance – even good insurance — won’t cover. In addition to underinsured homes, most insurance policies don’t cover vegetation that is not part of the landscaping, natural vegetation or compensation for you or your family for the upheaval caused by the Zogg Fire. The law provides for more compensation than most people realize.
When our Zogg Fire Lawyers take on a case, we are consciously thorough in our investigations. We must be sure that we have identified all of your damages and accurately calculated them. We will not be satisfied with a case outcome unless you get every last penny you deserve from the parties responsible for the destructive Zogg Fire.
Ono resident and local attorney Mark Cibula has partnered with the wildfire lawyers at Potter Handy, LLP to help members of the community recover for their losses.
“Combining our local knowledge of the area with a litigation team with years of wildfire litigation experience, we are equipped to both understand your losses and fight for you.” — Mark Cibula
Local Zogg Fire Legal Team
- Gayle Martin (Igo local and school board member for past 7 years)
- Mark Cibula (Ono local and 3rd generation attorney in the area)
- Mark Potter (Wildfire attorney raised in Weaverville)
- Shelby Tucker (5th generation resident of Igo/Ono area)
- Brett Parkinson (Wildfire attorney involved with 10 different wildfire cases)
Review Your Claim with a Zogg Fire Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a utility-company-related wildfire, we will seek damages on your behalf for the losses you have incurred with absolutely no out-of-pocket expenses from you.
Potter Handy (Wildfire Legal Center) represents plaintiffs in fire injury and damage lawsuits filed against Pacific Gas and Electric Company for the devastating property damage, economic losses, and disruption to homes, businesses, and livelihoods caused by recent California wildfires.
If you would like to speak with a California wildfire lawyer, call us at (866) 487-2413 or use the contact form on this page.
Judge Alsup’s Orders and PG&E’s Responses
10/09/20 – PGE Incident Report
Zogg Fire News:
- 09/24/2021 – PG&E charged in California wildfire last year that killed 4
- 03/22/2021 – Deadly Zogg Fire in Shasta County caused by a tree hitting PG&E power lines, Cal Fire says
- 02/18/2021 – Judge Presses PG&E for Zogg Fire Answers
- 12/29/2020 – Judge: PG&E blackouts ‘ignored the main problem’ with fire danger
- 12/17/2020 – PG&E responds to federal judge’s questions about Zogg Fire investigation
- 12/16/2020 – Potter Handy, LLP represent more than 150 in Shasta County to sue PG&E over Zogg Fire
- 12/15/2020 – Potter Handy, LLP is representing the Zogg Fire wrongful death suit
- 12/11/2020 – PG&E Expects Charge of at Least $275 Million for Deadly Fire
- 11/23/2020 – PG&E looking into one tree’s possible role in the cause of the Zogg Fire
- 11/03/2020 – PG&E Denies Prioritizing Cleanup in Low Fire-Risk Areas
- 10/30/2020 – PG&E says it could face significant liability due to September Zogg Fire
- 10/28/2020 – PG&E noted equipment trouble just minutes before the Zogg Fire started
- 10/27/2020 – PG&E releases Zogg Fire timeline after court order
- 10/12/2020 – Zogg Fire: Shasta County District Attorney joins PG&E probe into what caused the blaze
- 10/09/2020 – Cal Fire takes possession of PG&E equipment as Zogg Fire investigation continues
- 10/09/2020 – PG&E Electric Incident Report