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PG&E Says It May Have Sparked Dixie Fire in Northern California

July 19, 2021, 3:58 PM

PG&E Corp. said its equipment may have started the Dixie Fire that has charred more than 30,000 acres in Northern California.

The California utility giant said a worker who was investigating a power outage near the area where the blaze started discovered two blown fuses and a “healthy green tree” leaning against a power line, with fire on the ground, according to an incident report filed Sunday with the California Public Utilities Commission.

The blaze is one of the biggest in the state this year. It’s near the scar of the Camp Fire, which was started by PG&E equipment and ...