PG&E may have started Milpitas fire

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MILPITAS (KRON) – PG&E says they may be responsible for a fire that burned four homes last Sunday.

The utility company says a worker reported that wires were down close to where the fire started.

The Milpitas Fire Department has also notified PG&E that it was also looking into a downed wire being the source of the fire.

No one was injured.

This is the 7th fire from last month that PG&E says it could be responsible for starting.

Milpitas resident Robert Pease was watching football when he heard an explosion outside his home at the corner of Barker Street and Marilyn Avenue.

A few minutes later he, his mother and girlfriend were running for their lives as the home was destroyed by fire.

PG&E has acknowledged it was aware of a downed line in the neighborhood on the day the fire began, but it’s not clear what caused the line to fail.

In a statement, PG&E said:

“PG&E submitted an electric incident report regarding the Milpitas fire. The information provided is preliminary. PG&E is continuing to investigate.”

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