PG&E is facing a federal probe
and at least 10 lawsuits related to its possible role in igniting the Dixie Fire. Lawsuits allege
that PG&E’s equipment started the fire and that the company was aware of the risk.
PG&E has previously stated that their equipment may have been involved in sparking the fire. Currently, the company estimates that it will pay $1.15 billion in losses from the fire.
The Dixie Fire, spurred on by climate change, amounted to the second-largest fire in California history. The fire burned over 100 structures and more than 1,500 square miles. — Abbie Veitch