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Images of PG&E’s Faulty Equipment that Sparked Deadly Camp Fire Released

Last Thursday, utility company Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) released a photo of the failed C-hook (part of the transmission tower that was supposed to keep high-voltage lines separate from the tower) blamed for last year’s deadly Camp Fire. Post-fire inspections found worn hooks and deteriorating steel hanger plates on the Caribou-Palermo line. If proper inspections had been carried out, the worn hook that snapped …. Read More

Spanish Speaking Camp Fire Survivors Face Recovery Barriers

As the December 31st deadline looms for California wildfire victims, affected residents and business owners have only three more weeks to submit their compensation claims. Many Spanish-speaking displaced home owners may face language barriers, however, when it comes to initiating their paperwork. Applications for the Wildfire Assistance Program and the Camp Fire Intake Form are only available in English. Without Spanish-translated materials, survivors who do …. Read More

PG&E’s $105 Million Wildfire Assistance Fund Proposal Gets Green Light

PG&E’s proposed $105 million wildfire assistance fund was approved by the bankruptcy court this week. The fund will help the victims of the November 2018 Camp Fire (which was recently reported to have been started by faulty PG&E equipment) that decimated thousands of homes and took 85 lives in the Paradise, CA area. In January …. Read More