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Oregon Wildfire Victims to Receive a $299 Million Settlement in Lawsuit Against PacifiCorp

Electricity provider PacifiCorp has agreed to pay $299 million to victims of the 2020 wildfires in southern Oregon to end a lawsuit that could have cost it far more.

PacifiCorp’s decision to settle comes after the utility lost a similar lawsuit in June for wildfires in other parts of the state.

The size and scope of Tuesday’s announced settlement is unprecedented in Oregon and caps three years of legal wrangling that has left many fire victims in financial and emotional limbo, unable to rebuild or move on from the devastation. The Archie Creek fire devastated communities along the North Umpqua River east of Roseburg, one of several massive blazes that broke out statewide amid the historic Labor Day 2020 windstorm.

Read the source article at Oregon Live

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