A federal judge in California says that uninsulated power lines owned by a local utility company have caused several forest fires that state agencies have fought in California since 2017
. William Alasp County Court Judge found that Pacific Gas and Electric utility equipment is the cause of some forest fires due to tree trunks and other debris that together break uninsulated electrical wires, NBC News reported.
"The Court finds that the most common cause of the major fires of 2017 and 2018 due to PG & E equipment is the sensitivity of the PG & E lines to the trees or limbs that fall on "When the wires are pushed together with falling trees or limbs, the electric sparks fall into the vegetation below." During the forest fire season, when the vegetation is dry, these electric sparks (1
Pacific Gas and Electric reported of NBC in a statement that it reviewed the decision of the judge and committed to "all the rules and regulations that apply to our work."
"The most important responsibility of PG & E is the safety of our clients and communities we serve . "We are committed to complying with all the rules and regulations that apply to our work while working together with our state and municipal government partners. and in all sectors and disciplines to develop comprehensive, long-term safety solutions in the future. "