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Utility tells state equipment might have caused deadly Zogg Fire

California Wildfires
Posted at 8:29 PM, Oct 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-10 23:29:33-04

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Mercury News reports that California’s largest utility company said its equipment might have caused a fatal wildfire last month in Northern California.

Investigators for the state have seized some of Pacific Gas & Electric’s gear in connection with the blaze, known as the Zogg fire, the company told state regulators.

The blaze broke out Sept. 27 near the Shasta County town of Igo. The Shasta County wildfire began in the vicinity of Zogg Mine Road and Jenny Bird Lane.

The utility has reported the incident to the state Public Utilities Commission.