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PG&E Transmission Tower Possibly At Fault for Sonoma Wildfire

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According to several reports, a faulty PG&E transmission tower is possibly at fault for the recent Kincade Fire in Sonoma County, California.

As the Kincade Fire rages on, currently burning more than 21,900 acres at 5% containment, PG&E quietly acknowledged that an “electric safety incident” occurred. To make things worse, the “safety incident” occurred due to one of their power lines failing at about the same time and location of the fire. In other words, it’s looking like PG&E has caused another catastrophic California wildfire.

Right now, investigations into the cause of the Kincade Fire are underway. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) listed the “same place and time of origin for the fire as the tower incident reported by PG&E” (Yahoo News)

Fire Prevention Power Shutoffs Planned for This Weekend

Even though the last shutoff seemed to fail at preventing PG&E-caused wildfires, the energy giant still plans to shut off power for thousands of Northern California residents this weekend. Right now, several counties north of Monterey are scheduled for a safety shutoff. To see if you’re going to have to go without power this weekend, check this map.

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