PG&E Neglected Power Lines for Years Leading up to the Camp Fire

In November of 2018, California experienced its most devastating fire to date. The Camp Fire took the lives of 85 people and 19,000 properties were either damaged or destroyed in its wake. Northern California’s Butte County endured the fire for weeks on end. Reporting by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has since …. Read More

December 31st is the Last Day Camp Fire Victims Can File Compensation Claims

California residents impacted by the Camp Fire reportedly started by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) have until 5pm on December 31st to file for compensation. The November 2018 fire blazed through Paradise, California and surrounding areas—decimating thousands of family homes, more than 19,000 structures, and taking 85 lives. You may be legally entitled to compensation …. Read More

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

State Regulators Report PG&E’s Inspections Leading to Camp Fire Were Flawed

Last month, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) made public a report detailing Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) critical safety failures concerning the Caribou-Palermo line that led to the deadly November 2018 Camp Fire. The century-old transmission line had been inspected by aerial coverage and on foot. However, these methods were deemed ineffective in discovering the …. Read More