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The San Francisco Federal Court openly found that the equipment owned by Pacific California and Pacific Electric is "the most common cause" in lethal forest fires that torture the state since 201
US District Court Judge William Alsoup concluded on Thursday in a case related to PG & E's response to the lethal explosion of the San Bruno gas pipeline in 2010
The Court found that the most common cause of the major fires 2017 and 2018 was due to PG & E Equipment o is the susceptibility of the PG & E lines to the trees or limbs that fall on them during strong winds, says his order in the case
"Power conductors are almost always uninsulated," wrote Alsup, "When the conductors are pushed together by falling trees or limbs, electric sparks fall into the vegetation below. During the forest fire season, when the vegetation is dry, these electric sparks represent an extreme fire hazard. "In Fountaingrove on October 9, 2017 in Santa Rosa, California More than a dozen forest fires hit by powerful winds are burning despite the California wine country.The flames have destroyed at least 1500 households and businesses and sent thousands of people fleeing Kent Porter / Press Democrats through the AP
In a statement PG & E said it is still reviewing the preliminary conclusion of the judge the most important responsibility of PG & E is the safety of our customers and the communities we serve, "said the utility company." We are familiar with Judge Alsup's latest order and are currently reviewing. We commit ourselves to complying with all the rules and regulations that apply to our work while working with our state and community partners and in all sectors and disciplines to develop a comprehensive, long-established
Earlier this month, that the undertaking is investigating the possibility of insolvency due to fire-related liabilities allegedly caused by PG & E.
Scott McLean, Deputy Head of Communication for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said his agency found that utility was the fault of 12 out of 17 fires in 2017; it has not yet made any conclusions about the fires in 2018, including the deadly fire in Bute County.
Alsup commanded the utility to determine if there is any fault in the flame that killed at least 88 people and destroyed the city. In a document received from CNBC, PG & E admits that his equipment may have triggered the fire.
The judge wants to determine whether the communal company violated the terms of its agreement with the government about the explosion in San Bruno.