(CNS) – Another group of families is suing Southern California Edison Co., alleging the utility’s negligence is linked to the outbreak of the destructive Fairview Fire last month in Riverside County. The blaze broke out on Sept. 5, killing two and forcing the evacuations of thousands in Hemet.
A lawsuit has been filed against Pacific Gas and Electric Co. alleging the utility company is responsible for igniting the Mosquito Fire. The lawsuit, filed by national fire litigation firm Singleton Schreiber in San Francisco Superior Court, claims PG&E (NYSE: PCG) is responsible for the destruction and damage of the plaintiffs’ personal property.
In a federal regulatory filing Monday, PG&E says one of its transmission poles has been seized as part of a U.S. Forest Service criminal probe into the Mosquito Fire that began earlier this month east of Foresthill in Placer County.
OAKLAND — A federal agency has launched a criminal probe into the role that PG&E’s equipment might have played in starting California’s largest wildfire of 2022, according to a regulatory filing Monday. The U.S. Forest Service has confiscated a PG&E transmission pole and other equipment that was located in the area where the huge Mosquito Fire erupted in the Sierra Nevada foothills on Sept. 6.
Federal officials have taken possession of a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. utility transmission pole and attached equipment as part of an investigation into what caused the Mosquito Fire. The investigation was noted in a PG&E filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday.