PG&E sued over claims it was responsible for the Mosquito Fire

A lawsuit against Pacific Gas and Electric Company alleging the utility was responsible for the Mosquito Fire burning in Placer and El Dorado counties. The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco Superior Court and claims the Mosquito Fire was started by PG&E’s “poorly maintained utility structure”. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of those in the two counties affected by the fire. “PG&E continues to act negligently and has been responsible for more than 1,500 fires across the states resulting in deaths, property destruction, financial expense and ruined lives due to their poorly maintained utility equipment,” a said the law firm Singleton Schreiber in a press release. However, the United States Forest Service told KCRA 3 that the cause of the fire is still under investigation and there are no new updates on the cause of the fire. fire. PG&E released the following statement on Friday saying they “remain focused on reducing wildfire risk in our service area.” “PG&E’s most important responsibility is the safety of our customers and the communities we serve. We are grateful to Cal Fire and the US Forest Service for their work in containing the fire. Cal Fire and the US Forest Service n “have not determined the cause of the fire. We remain focused on reducing wildfire risk in our service area and are committed to doing everything we can to keep our customers and communities safe” The Mosquito Fire broke out Sept. 6 on Mosquito Road and Oxbow Reservoir, east of Foresthill. The fire also prompted evacuations in Placer and El Dorado counties. All evacuations have since been lifted.As of Friday, the Mosquito Fire had burned 76,781 acres and was 60% contained.

A lawsuit against Pacific Gas and Electric Company alleging the utility was responsible for the Mosquito Fire burning in Placer and El Dorado counties.

The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco Superior Court and claims the Mosquito Fire was started by PG&E’s “poorly maintained utility structure”.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of people in both counties affected by the fire.

“PG&E continues to act negligently and has been responsible for more than 1,500 fires across the states resulting in deaths, property destruction, financial expense and ruined lives due to their poorly maintained utility equipment,” a said the law firm Singleton Schreiber in a press release. .

However, the United States Forest Service told KCRA 3 that the cause of the fire is still under investigation and there are no new updates on the cause of the fire.

PG&E released the following statement on Friday saying they “remain focused on reducing wildfire risk in our service area.”

“PG&E’s most important responsibility is the safety of our customers and the communities we serve. We are grateful to Cal Fire and the US Forest Service for their work in containing the fire. Cal Fire and the US Forest Service have not made a decision on the cause of the fire. We remain focused on reducing the risk of wildfires in our service area and are committed to doing all we can to ensure the safety of our customers and our communities,” the statement read.

The Mosquito Fire broke out on September 6 on Mosquito Road and Oxbow Reservoir, east of Foresthill.

The fire also prompted evacuations in Placer and El Dorado counties. All evacuations have since been lifted.

As of Friday, the Mosquito Fire had burned 76,781 acres and was 60% contained.

.

Leave a Comment