PG&E faces further investigation after California officials blame utility for Kincade Fire

Utility Dive: The Kincade Fire occurred 10 months after PG&E filed for bankruptcy, and did not factor into the $25.5 billion payout PG&E negotiated to resolve its wildfire liabilities.

According to CAL FIRE's investigation, PG&E transmission lines near Geyserville in Sonoma County were the cause of the fire, while dry vegetation, strong winds and weather conditions contributed to its spread. The agency cannot release its report publicly because it is part of an active investigation at the county district attorney's office, Christine McMorrow, a CAL FIRE spokesperson, told Utility Dive.

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