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PG&E Pleads Guilty to 84 Counts of Manslaughter

CEO apologizes for devastating 2018 wildfire

(Newser) - Pacific Gas & Electric confessed Tuesday to killing 84 people in a devastating 2018 wildfire that wiped out the Northern California town of Paradise in November 2018. PG&E CEO Bill Johnson entered guilty pleas on behalf of the company for 84 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter stemming from the...

PG&E Agrees to Plead Guilty to Criminal Charges in Fire

Utility's electric grid sparked Camp Fire in 2018

(Newser) - Pacific Gas & Electric will plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter for a swath of death and destruction left behind after its fraying electrical grid ignited a 2018 wildfire that decimated three Northern California towns. The fire and its aftermath also drove the nation's largest utility into...

A Year Later, One Camp Fire Mystery Persists

Who is the person found alongside victim Ellen Walker in her Concow home?

(Newser) - What is known: Ellen Walker, 72, was one of the 85 people who died in Northern California's devastating Camp Fire. Her remains were found in her Concow home. What is not known, nearly a full year after the wildfire raged through the town on Nov. 8, 2019: Who else'...

Wedding Album Lost in Fire. Photographer Saves the Day

Remakes album for couple who lost everything in the Camp Fire

(Newser) - Marc and Mary Taylor lost everything in northern California's devastating Camp Fire last year—including their wedding album. Though it's been almost two decades since their Aug. 14, 1999, wedding, and the couple hadn't seen their photographers since, Mary Taylor found them and asked if they might...

Investigators Confirm PG&E Caused Deadliest Calif. Fire

Transmission lines sparked Camp fire

(Newser) - Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. power lines sparked a northern California blaze that killed 85 people last year, making it the deadliest US wildfire in a century and the deadliest in state history, state fire officials said Wednesday. Cal Fire said transmission lines owned and operated by the San Francisco-based...

One Faulty Hook Blamed for California's Massive Fire

Sources tell NBC Bay Area a hook on PG&E tower failed

(Newser) - The cause of California's deadly Camp Fire still has not been officially released, but sources say a single hook may be the culprit. Specifically, a steel hook that held up a high voltage line on a Pacific Gas & Electric transmission tower, sources tell NBC Bay Area . There had...

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