PLUMAS COUNTY (CBS13) — PG&E says it may be responsible for another fire in Northern California.
On Tuesday, the utility company said the US Forest Service is investigating a tree that landed on their equipment near Quincy where the Fly Fire started on July 22.READ MORE: Video Released Of Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Of Tahoe Park Resident Who Shot At Authorities
That fire would later grow to around 4,000 acres before it merged with the much larger Dixie Fire – which PG&E believes may have also been started by their equipment.READ MORE: Coroner Identifies Passenger Killed In Wrong-Way DUI Crash On Highway 99
PG&E recently announced that it would be burying around 10,000 miles of power lines in high fire-risk areas, a move prompted by the string of destructive wildfires – like 2018’s Camp Fire – caused by the utility’s equipment.MORE NEWS: Looting Suspect Accused Of Dozens Of Thefts Arrested In South Lake Tahoe
As of Tuesday morning, the Dixie Fire has grown to 253,052 acres and has destroyed 45 structures.