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Cal Fire Investigating PG&E Equipment as Possible Source of Zogg Fire

On October 12, 2020, PG&E Corp. was ordered by the judge overseeing its criminal probation to explain its “role in the ignition” of the Zogg Fire in northern California after the company said investigators are investigating its equipment as a possible cause of the the blaze that killed four people and burned more than 56,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

As reported earlier by KCRA, Cal Fire has taken possession of certain PG&E equipment as part of its investigation into the cause of the deadly Zogg Fire in Shasta County. PG&E thereafter filed an Electronic Incident Report with the state public utilities commission. The fire’s cause is still unknown.

The fire began in the late afternoon on September 27th, 2020. It burned nearly 60,000 acres and killed four people, and is now nearly 95% contained.

Our thoughts and our hearts go out to our neighbors, colleagues, and friends in Shasta County, especially those who have lost their homes and businesses in this newest series of horrific fires.

It is with deep gratitude that we recognize the safety personnel and first responders working tirelessly to bring the fires under control and provide aid during this extremely difficult time throughout the affected areas.

If you would like to speak to a wildfire injury and property loss lawyer at Lieff Cabraser, or learn more about the Zogg fire, visit our Zogg wildfire page.