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SoCal Edison Utility Equipment May Be Source of Massive San Gabriel Mountains Bobcat Fire

As one of the largest fires in Los Angeles County history reaches 38% containment, Federal investigators are examining evidence provided by SoCal Edison relating to a power transmission facility in the area where the Bobcat Fire started over two weeks ago. According to the utility, SCE equipment near the reported start of the fire, close to Cogswell Dam in the San Gabriel Mountains, experienced “an issue” five minutes earlier.

Southern California Edison stated that it will continue to assist the U.S. Forest Service in investigating what, if anything, its equipment had to do with starting the enormous fire, which has burned more than two dozen homes and other buildings on its way to becoming one of the largest blazes in LA County history.

ABC News noted that “thousands of residents remain under evacuation orders and warnings” relating to the Bobcat Fire. The fire is one of dozens of other major wildfires raging across the West, including five in California that are among the largest in the state’s history.

As always, our thoughts are with our neighbors, friends, and colleagues in LA County and all the affected areas. We are deeply grateful for the ongoing efforts of fire and emergency personnel during these frightening and difficult times.

Some resources for those affected by the fires include:

California Wildfire Injury & Loss Lawyers

Lieff Cabraser represents plaintiffs in class action fire injury and damage lawsuits as well as hundreds of individual suits filed against SoCal Edison and Northern California’s PG&E for the devastating property damage, economic losses, and disruption to homes, businesses, and livelihoods caused by recent California wildfires.

If you would like to speak with a California wildfire lawyer at Lieff Cabraser, call us at 1 800 541-7358 or use the form on this page.