The Latest: PG&E: Customer Contacted About Disconnected Line

CHICO, Calif. (AP) – A utility accused in a lawsuit of igniting the Camp Fire has acknowledged that it contacted a customer about a power line on her property. Betsy Ann Cowley says Pacific Gas & Electric Co. emailed her the day before the blaze ignited last Thursday about working on some lines on her property. She says the utility had told her it had problems with sparks. PG&E spokesman Paul Doherty said in a statement Tuesday evening that the utility hadn’t seen anything “that includes a discussion with the customer in question about ‘sparks’ and PG&E infrastructure.” He says the company reached out about future work on a line that had been shut down. The cause of the fire that killed dozens and largely destroyed the town of Paradise is under investigation. People whose homes were destroyed sued PG&E, accusing it of negligence and blaming it for the fire.

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