PG&E responds to CAL Fire’s findings in Tubbs Fire investigation

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After CAL Fire concluded that Pacific Gas and Electric Company was not to blame for the deadly Tubbs Fire, the utility remains committed to helping those impacted by the blaze. 

The company issued the following statement: 

Without question, the loss of life, homes and businesses during these devastating wildfires is heartbreaking, and we remain focused on helping affected communities recover and rebuild. The safety of our customers and the communities we serve is our most important responsibility, and we are committed to assessing our infrastructure to further enhance safety and help protect all of the customers we serve from the ever-increasing threat of wildfires.

On Thursday CAL Fire cleared PG&E in the 2017 wildfire that broke out in Sonoma County, killing 22 people and destroying 36,087 acres.

Investigators found that a private electrical system adjacent to a residential structure was the source of the fire, not equipment owned by PG&E. 

“During my investigation, I eliminated all other causes for the Tubbs Fire, with the exception of an electrical caused fire originating from an unknown event affecting privately owned conductor or equipment,” according to CalFire Battalion Chief John Martinez.

Officials say they did not identify any violations of state law, Public Resources Code, related to the cause of this fire. 

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