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PG&E Under Criminal Investigation for Deadly 2018 Camp Fire

April 10, 2019, 9:38 PM

PG&E Corp. is under criminal investigation in Butte County over the deadliest fire in California’s history, according to a lawyer representing victims of the 2018 blaze.

In a bankruptcy hearing April 9, Dario de Ghetaldi told the judge that there’s a grand jury investigating possible criminal actions by PG&E related to the Camp fire, which raged across Northern California for two weeks in November, destroying the town of Paradise, killing 85 people and prompting PG&E to file for Chapter 11. PG&E has previously said its equipment will probably be blamed as an ignition point for the blaze.

A home burns during the Camp fire in Paradise, California on Nov. 8, 2018.
Photographer: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

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