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PG&E Sued Over Claims It Was Responsible For The Mosquito Fire

PG&E Sued Over Claims It Was Responsible For The Mosquito Fire
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A lawsuit against Pacific Gas and Electric Company alleges that the utility was responsible for the burning Mosquito Fire in Placer and El Dorado counties. The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco Superior Court, alleging the Mosquito Fire was started by PG&E’s “ill-maintained utility structure.” The complaint was filed on behalf of those affected by the fire in both provinces. “PG&E continues to act negligently and is responsible for more than 1,500 fires across the states that have resulted in deaths, property destruction, financial burdens and devastated lives due to their poorly maintained utilities,” trial agency Singleton Schreiber said in a press release. However, the United States Forest Service told KCRA 3 that the cause of the fire is still under investigation and there are no new updates on the cause of the fire. PG&E released the following statement Friday stating that they “remain focused on reducing the risk of wildfires in our service area.” “PG&E’s primary responsibility is the safety of our customers and the communities we serve. We are grateful to Cal Fire and the US Forest Service for their work in controlling the fire. Cal Fire and the US Forest Service have not made a decision on the cause of the fire. We remain focused on reducing the risk of wildfires in our service area and are doing everything we can to keep our customers and communities safe,” the statement said. Reservoir, east of Foresthill The fire also led to evacuations in Placer and El Dorado counties, all evacuations have since been lifted. By Friday, the Mosquito Fire had burned 76,781 acres and had contained 60%.

A lawsuit against Pacific Gas and Electric Company alleges that the utility was responsible for the burning Mosquito Fire in Placer and El Dorado counties.

The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco Superior Court, alleging the Mosquito Fire was started by PG&E’s “ill-maintained utility structure.”

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The complaint was filed on behalf of those affected by the fire in both provinces.

“PG&E continues to act negligently and is responsible for more than 1,500 fires across the states that have resulted in deaths, property destruction, financial burdens and devastated lives due to their poorly maintained utilities,” trial agency Singleton Schreiber said in a press release. .

However, the United States Forest Service told KCRA 3 that the cause of the fire is still under investigation and there are no new updates on the cause of the fire.

PG&E released the following statement Friday saying that they “remain focused on reducing the risk of wildfires in our service area.”

“PG&E’s primary responsibility is the safety of our customers and the communities we serve. We are grateful to Cal Fire and the US Forest Service for their work in controlling the fire. Cal Fire and the US Forest Service have not made a decision about the cause of the fire. We remain focused on reducing the risk of wildfires in our service area and are doing everything we can to keep our customers and communities safe,” the statement read.

The Mosquito Fire started on September 6 at Mosquito Road and Oxbow Reservoir, east of Foresthill.

The fire also led to evacuations in Placer and El Dorado counties. All evacuations have now been canceled.

By Friday, the Mosquito Fire had burned 76,781 acres and had contained 60%.

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