The Zogg Fire burned over 88 square miles, killed four people and destroyed over 200 buildings last year in September and October was ignited by contact with PG&E power lines and tree branches, a state report has concluded.
Investigators from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection seized and analyzed PG&E-owned equipment after the two-week fire was extinguished, and released a fact finding statement on Monday.
“After a meticulous and thorough investigation, Cal Fire has determined that the Zogg fire was caused by a pine tree contacting electrical distribution lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas & Electric located north of the community of Igo,” the agency said. The Zogg Fire started on September 27, 2020 in Shasta County, where it grew quickly due to high winds. The fire subsequently spread to Tehama County and destroyed over 200 buildings, half of them homes. It also killed four people.
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