The Zogg Fire started in Igo on Sept. 27, 2020, and killed four people. Officials said 204 buildings were destroyed and another 27 were damaged in the 56,338-acre fire. In March this year, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection blamed PG&E equipment for causing the Zogg Fire following an agency investigation. Investigators determined the fire was caused by a pine tree “contacting” electrical transmission lines owned and operated by PG&E north of Igo.
At the request of the county district attorneys in Shasta and Tehama Counties, the court issued a verdict on Wednesday in a lawsuit brought by the counties against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. “The counties came together to recover these significant funds to reimburse public and natural resources lost in the fire,” Shasta County Counsel Rubin Cruse Jr. said in a statement. “Holding PG&E accountable is increasingly important as utility-caused wildfires continue to ravage the state and region.”
The settlement represents damages caused to public and natural resources. During the blaze, residents of Igo, Ono, Platina, and Happy Valley had to evacuate.
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