PG&E says its equipment is the ‘probable’ cause of deadly Camp Fire blaze

PG&E says its equipment is the 'probable' cause of deadly Camp Fire blaze
Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle 2018

PG&E Corp., California’s bankrupt utility owner, reported its biggest loss ever and said its equipment would be blamed for the deadliest wildfire in California’s history as an ignition point. 

The Camp Fire raged across Northern California in November 2018 for two weeks, destroying the town of Paradise, killing 86 people, destroyed 14,000 homes and prompting PG&E last month to file for Chapter 11. According to a filing, PG&E will take a $10.5 billion fire-related charge, resulting in a record $6.9 billion fourth-quarter loss. 

The official investigation into the cause of the Butte County fire continues, but the utility company said that the company believes it is likely that its equipment will be determined to be an ignition point of the 2018 camp fire.

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