PG&E and Northern California prosecutors agreed to settle last summer's 1-million-acre Dixie Fire and the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County for $55 million.
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.
The California PUC penalized PG&E $125 million for starting the 2019 Kincade fire by using a new enforcement tool that caused discord among commissioners.
A federal judge found there was probable cause to believe PG&E violated its probation by starting the Kincade Fire in 2019 and the deadly Zogg Fire last year.
Four manslaughter charges against PG&E in the 2020 Zogg Fire followed the first lawsuit against the utility for starting the still-burning Dixie Fire.
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