May 18, 2024

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PG&E Pleads Not Guilty to Manslaughter Charges
Pacific Gas and Electric said it intends to fight criminal charges stemming from the Sept. 2020 Zogg Fire, including four counts of involuntary manslaughter.
Cal Fire/Butte County District Attorney
PG&E Slow to Replace Old Equipment, Monitor Says
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.
California PUC Approves PG&E Regionalization Plan
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.
National Forest Service
PG&E Ends Probation as a ‘Menace to California,’ Judge Says
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.
U.S. Forest Service
Cal Fire Finds PG&E Started Massive Dixie Fire
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.
Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit
Judge Refrains from Adding Time to PG&E Probation
Federal prosecutors said they would not ask for an extension of PG&E's probation time based on California criminal charges.
Dixie Fire Finding Inopportune for PG&E
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.
National Forest Service
PG&E Expects $1B in Costs from Dixie Fire
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.
National Forest Service
California PUC Opens Investigation of Utility Safety
The California PUC began investigating the safety practices of gas and electric utilities under its jurisdiction to head off disasters.
U.S. Forest Service/Lassen Natio
Dixie Fire Explodes, Burns Historic Town
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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