Utilities from Pacific Gas & Electric Co., that started the Dixie Fire that had burned more than 18.000 acres in Butte and Plumas Counties in the past week, reported that according to a report presented to the California Public Utilities Commission, someone responding to a power outage Tuesday noticed a broken igniting on the Cresta Dam in a heavily wooded Butge County area around the Feather River Canyon.

The state’s biggest utility said in a report Sunday to the California utility commission that its equipment may have caused the massive Dixie fire in the Sierra Nevada, which burned around 25 miles northeast of Chico.

“The information PG&E submitted is preliminary, and the company submitted this report in an abundance of caution given Cal Fire’s collection of PG&E facilities in connection with its investigation,”Matt Nauman

‘The information PG&E submitted is preliminary, and the company submitted this report in an abundance of caution given Cal Fire’s collection of PG&E facilities in connection with its investigation,’ PG & E spokesman Matt Nauman said in a statement.

PG & E said that when a workshop employee investigated a power outage near the Castellana Dam, he saw blown fuses and a tree that had been leaning against the electric conductor.

One of the California fires that is now alight – the Dixie fire – is associated with PG & E, the giant utility powerhouse whose power lines were blamed for the 2018 outbreak of the camp fire, the deadliest in the state’s modern history.

Firefighting efforts were under way to tackle the Dixie Fire, which is spreading in remote, difficult to accede areas with difficult terrain.

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Public utility

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2017 California wildfires

In terms of property damage, 2017 was the most destructive wildfire season on record in California at the time, surpassed by only the 2018 season, with a total of 9,560 fires burning 1,548, (wikipedia)


Tubbs Fire

The Tubbs Fire was a wildfire in Northern California during October 2017. At the time, the Tubbs Fire was the most destructive wildfire in California history, burning parts of Napa, Sonoma, (wikipedia)


Pacific Gas and Electric Company

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an American investor-owned utility with publicly traded stock. The company is headquartered in the Pacific Gas & Electric Building, in San Francisco, (wikipedia)


Camp Fire (2018)

The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history, and the most expensive natural disaster in the world in 2018 in terms of insured losses. (wikipedia)

Kincade Fire

Was a wildfire that burned in Sonoma County, California in the United States. The fire started northeast of Geyserville in The Geysers on 924 p.m. on October 23, 2019 and subsequently burned 77 (wikipedia)