Pacific Gas and Electric said it intends to fight criminal charges stemming from the Sept. 2020 Zogg Fire, including four counts of involuntary manslaughter.
The independent monitor hired by the state to keep tabs on PG&E's safety efforts said aged infrastructure and supply chain delays are impeding fire prevention.
The CPUC approved a PG&E plan to create five operational regions to improve safety and responsiveness, a key part of the utility's bankruptcy reorganization.
PG&E ended five years of probation, but the judge in charge of the case said the utility remains a danger to Californians in high fire-threat areas.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said its investigation had determined that a tree hitting a PG&E line started the massive Dixie Fire.
Federal prosecutors said they would not ask for an extension of PG&E's probation time based on California criminal charges.
Cal Fire concluded that a tree falling on a PG&E power line started the Dixie Fire, potentially affecting PG&E's bid to exit federal probation Jan. 25.
PG&E said in its Q3 report that it expects a $1.15 billion loss from the massive Dixie Fire this summer and has been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors.
The California PUC began investigating the safety practices of gas and electric utilities under its jurisdiction to head off disasters.
A massive wildfire that Pacific Gas and Electric equipment is suspected of causing exploded overnight and destroyed the historic gold rush town of Greenville.
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