SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — PG&E revealed Wednesday crews found 118 instances of damage that could have started fires on its lines from wind and tree branches during the Oct. 9 power shutoff.
The utility said 74 lines were damaged by vegetation. Officials say that includes 44 instances that would have likely caused arcing, or a spark, if the lines were energized.READ MORE: Exclusive: Marysville Family Sends Message To Accused Wrong-Way Driver In Double Fatal Crash
PG&E also said during patrols, crews identified vegetation issues that pre-dated the Oct. 9 PSPS, which were not included in the filing Wednesday. All of the instances of vegetation damage that PG&E believes would have caused arching can be found here.READ MORE: Roseville Taqueria Nixtaco Gains National Attention
According to PG&E, some of the locations where the 44 instances of damage occurred had not been inspected for over a year.
The utility identified an additional 41 instances of damage that appeared to be caused by wind or extreme fire conditions, causing a broken tie wire. PG&E said 12 of those instances would have caused arcing. The locations and inspection records for those 12 instances of damage can be found here.MORE NEWS: California’s Famed Giant Sequoias Wrapped In Aluminum As Wildfire Nears
Several of these locations where damaged occurred, in Placer, Shasta, and Yuba Counties, were last inspected in early 2015.