Following the devastating Camp Fire which has burned the entire town of Paradise to the ground, 35 Paradise families have now sued energy company Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E).
The lawsuit was filed in Butte County Superior Court, and in the papers, the plaintiffs claim that inadequate maintenance of power equipment is the cause for the Camp Fire which numerous California wildfire records,
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, they all are asking PG&E to cover unspecified losses.
35 Paradise, California families sue PG&E Over Camp Fire https://t.co/4nIP4oHYUh— Monitoring our time (@MonitoringOur) December 1, 2018
State fire inspectors haven't ruled on a cause in the Camp Fire yet. However, one day before the Camp Fire ignited on November 8, PG&E sent a message about "problems with sparks" and asked to access her property via email.
According to the Press Democrat, multiple California fires occurred in early 2018, including the Carr Fire and Mendocino Complex Fire, were also believed to be caused by faulty PG&E equipment.
The Camp Fire has left 88 people killed and more than 150,000 acres land burned out, destroying more than 14,5000 structures.
All these things made the tragic incident the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history.
Additionally, it may also end up becoming the state’s costliest fire; it has topped out at over $19 billion in losses to homeowners, insurers, and the state.
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