The Dixie Fire, now 31% contained, has expanded to a staggering 540,000 acres in size. It has destroyed 1,120 buildings, plus minor structures, and damaged many more. Over 16,000 buildings remain threatened. Our firm continues its efforts to get information and support to injured and evacuating Californians from the four directly affected counties — Butte, Lassen, Plumas, and Tehama. If you or a loved one have been injured by the fire, or if you have lost your home, we hope you are safe and getting whatever care you need.
We are committed to helping our fellow Californians through this wildfire crisis. Contact us today for more information.
The LA Times reported that the Dixie fire ignited July 13 near a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. power station in Feather River Canyon, ignition that PG&E admitted might have been due to an uncleared Doulas fir tree falling on a company power line. The utility has said its equipment may also be to blame for sparking the Fly fire, which started nine days later and eventually merged with the Dixie fire, as well as a separate wildfire in Magalia that was extinguished July 14 at a quarter of an acre.
If at any time you want to discuss your legal rights and the remedies available to ameliorate your losses in holding PG&E accountable for any misconduct and/or lapses relating to the wildfire, visit our 2021 Dixie Fire page for further information on Lieff Cabraser’s efforts on behalf of fire victims.