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Cal Fire Finds Private Electrical System, Not PG&E, Caused Tubbs Fire

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An aerial view of homes that were destroyed by the Tubbs Fire on October 11, 2017 in Santa Rosa, California.  (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cal Fire announced Thursday that the 2017 Tubbs Fire, which burned over 36,000 acres across Calistoga and Santa Rosa, was started by a private electrical system, not PG&E equipment. The Tubbs Fire is the state’s second most destructive fire ever, destroying more than 5,000 homes and killing 22 individuals. We’ll discuss how Cal Fire’s finding will affect the hundreds of lawsuits against PG&E, and what it means for the company’s bankruptcy filing.

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Dan Brekke, editor and reporter, KQED News

Julie Johnson, staff reporter, The Press Democrat


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