A Northern California wildfire destroyed more than 200 buildings and killed four people last year. When a branch of the tree hit the Pacific Gas & Electric power lines, officials said on Monday.
An analyst with the California department of forestry and fire protection took equipment relating to PG&E. In the weeks after Zogg Fire tore into the rural localities in Shasta and Tehama counties last September and October.
After a detailed and thorough inquiry, Cal Fire has learned that a pine tree caused the Zogg Fire. By contacting the electrical distribution lines owned and operated by lines PG&E. This Pacific Gas & Electric is located north of Igo’s society, the agency said in a short news release.
Pacific Gas & Electric officials didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on late Monday.
The Zogg Fire analytical report has been sent to the Shasta County district attorney’s office, said Cal Fire.
The blaze blister more than 88 square miles or nearly 228 km square.
Pacific Gas & Electrical, the nation’s largest utility, emerged from bankruptcy. Stemming from the financial fallout from several devastating wildfires caused by its utility equipment. This equipment killed more than 100 people and destroyed more than 27,000 homes and other buildings in 2017 and 2018.