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PG&E Ordered to Explain its Role in 2021 California Fires (1)

Aug. 8, 2021, 2:22 PM

PG&E Corp. was ordered by a judge to identify each of the California wildfires its equipment started this year, and to explain in particular what role the utility played in igniting the Fly fire, which has merged with the much larger Dixie blaze.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who oversees PG&E’s criminal probation, issued the order late Friday and asked for a response by noon on Aug. 16. Alsup demanded details about the equipment and vegetation in the area of where the Fly and Dixie fires started. The San Francisco judge also wants information about the circuits suspected of ...