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Cal Fire Investigation Finds PG&E Lines Responsible For Starting Destructive Camp Fire

PARADISE (CBS13) – Cal Fire investigators have made their official determination of what caused the destructive Camp Fire in Butte County.
According to a release from Cal Fire on Wednesday, their investigation determined that “electrical transmission lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas and Electricity (PG&E) located in the Pulga area” are responsible for starting the wildfire.
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Couple with tinder dry vegetation, strong winds, low humidity and warm weather, the Camp Fire spread explosively.
A second ignition source was also discovered by investigators. This source, near Concow and Rim roads, was also electrical lines owned and operated by PG&E.
CBS13 has reached out to PG&E for comment.
Updated story to follow.

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