PG&E Power Line Blamed For Sparking Monterey County Wildfire

KING CITY, Calif. (AP) – A downed Pacific Gas & Electric power line is blamed for sparking a wildfire in eastern Monterey County this week. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the 2,456-acre blaze that erupted east of King City was “power line-related.” PG&E confirms that it had a downed power line in the area and the utility is trying to determine what caused it to fall. The fire was contained Wednesday without any injuries or building damage. PG&E equipment has been blamed for starting some of California’s largest and deadliest recent fires, including the Camp Fire last November that killed 85 people in and around the town of Paradise. PG&E filed for bankruptcy in January as it faces potentially billions of dollars in liability.

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