SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric is still operating a rickety power line near the one that ignited the Camp Fire. That's the finding of an expert inspector hired by lawyers for wildfire victims who lost family members and homes. PG&E filed for bankruptcy last year because of $50 billion in claimed losses from wildfires in 2017 and 2018. The findings released Thursday by the attorneys come as PG&E tries to persuade California Gov. Gavin Newsom the company has turned over a new leaf. PG&E has told a judge that it inspected 50,000 transmission structures in high-risk areas since the fire.
Meanwhile, PG&E Spokesperson Paul Moreno reached out to KPAY FM and said that last week after concerns were brought up about the transmission lines at Cresta Rio Oso crews checked those lines and did not find any immediate issues.