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PG&E disputes plan for criminal charges during a wildfire 2020



(Reuters) – PG&E Corp. said late Thursday that it did not agree with a Northern California prosecutor who said criminal charges will be filed in last year's Zogg Fire, arguing that the network operator in California had already resolved civil claims with the affected county.

Shasta County District Attorney Stephanie Bridgett said in a Facebook post that PG&E was "criminally liable" for the fire, Bloomberg News reported, adding that an "application decision" will be made before Sept. 27 for the fire. [19659002] In a statement issued in response to plans by Bridgett's office to prosecute the company, PG&E said:

"We do not agree … with the district attorney's conclusion that criminal charges are justified on the facts of this case.

The Zogg fire had started in Shasta County, about 200 miles north of San Francisco, on September 27, 2020, consuming more than 56,000 acres and killing four people.

PG&E said it will continue to reach agreements with individual victims and their families affected by the Zogg fire. Catalog

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