PG&E sued over claims it was responsible for the Mosquito Fire

A lawsuit against Pacific Gas and Electric Company is alleging that the utility was responsible for the Mosquito Fire burning in Placer and El Dorado Counties. The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco Superior Court and claims the Mosquito Fire was ignited by PG&E’s “poorly maintained utility structure.” “PG&E continues to act negligently and has been responsible for more than 1,500 fires across the states leading to deaths, property destruction, financial burdens, and ruined lives because of their poorly maintained utility equipment,” the litigation firm Singleton Schreiber said in a press release .However, the United States Forest Service told KCRA 3 that the cause of the fire is still under investigation, and there are no new updates about the cause of the fire. PG&E released the following statement on Friday saying they “remain focused on reducing wildfire risk across our service area.””PG&E’s most important responsibility is the safety of our customers and the communities we serve. We are grateful for Cal Fire and the US Forest Service for their work in containing the fire. Cal Fire and the US Forest Service have not made a determination on the cause of the fire. We remain focused on reducing wildfire risk across our service area, and are committed to doing everything we can to keep our customers and communities safe,” the statement read. The Mosquito Fire sparked on Sept. 6 on Mosquito Road and Oxbow Reservoir, east of Foresthill. The blaze also prompted evacuations across Placer and El Dorado counties. All the evacuations have since been lifted. As of Friday, the Mosquito Fire had burned 76,781 acres and was 60% contained.

A lawsuit against Pacific Gas and Electric Company is alleging that the utility was responsible for the Mosquito Fire burning in Placer and El Dorado Counties.

The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco Superior Court and claims the Mosquito Fire was ignited by PG&E’s “poorly maintained utility structure.”

The complaint was filed on behalf of those in both counties impacted by the blaze.

“PG&E continues to act negligently and has been responsible for more than 1,500 fires across the states leading to deaths, property destruction, financial burdens, and ruined lives because of their poorly maintained utility equipment,” the litigation firm Singleton Schreiber said in a press release .

However, the United States Forest Service told KCRA 3 that the cause of the fire is still under investigation, and there are no new updates about the cause of the fire.

PG&E released the following statement on Friday saying they “remain focused on reducing wildfire risk across our service area.”

“PG&E’s most important responsibility is the safety of our customers and the communities we serve. We are grateful for Cal Fire and the US Forest Service for their work in containing the fire. Cal Fire and the US Forest Service have not made a determination on the cause of the fire. We remain focused on reducing wildfire risk across our service area, and are committed to doing everything we can to keep our customers and communities safe,” the statement read.

The Mosquito Fire sparked on Sept. 6 on Mosquito Road and Oxbow Reservoir, east of Foresthill.

The blaze also prompted evacuations across Placer and El Dorado counties. All the evacuations have since been lifted.

As of Friday, the Mosquito Fire had burned 76,781 acres and was 60% contained.

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