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PG&E Agrees to a $45 Million Settlement For Its Role in the 2021 Dixie Fire

Pacific Gas and Electric will pay $45 million in penalties for its role in the Dixie Fire – the second-largest wildfire in California’s history – that started after a tree fell and hit the company’s equipment in 2021, state regulators said Thursday.

The massive inferno ignited on July 13, 2021, when power lines owned by PG&E came in contact with a tree, according to Cal Fire. The wildfire burned for more than 100 days, charring 963,309 acres across five counties in Northern California before it was contained on October 25, 2021, according to Cal Fire.

The fire destroyed more than 1,300 structures, including much of the small community of Greenville, about 170 miles north of Sacramento.

Read more at News Channel 3

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