For 16 months, the blame was placed on PG&E for the deadly Tubbs Fire, which swept through parts of Napa, Sonoma, and Lake Counties.
PG&E has been caught in a political crossfire in recent months over its potential blame for multiple deadly wildfires over the past two years. The major utility announced it will file for bankruptcy at the end of the month, citing more than $17 billion in potential claims from wildfire damages.
But today, Cal Fire says the 2017 blaze that burned nearly 37,000 acres, and killed 22 people, was sparked by a single family residence.
In response to Cal Fire’s findings, Assembly Member Jim wood said, “this report does not change the fact that although other circumstances may have caused this fire, the loss of life and property and the devastation it has caused our people and communities needs our full attention and commitment.”