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PG&E charged in California wildfire last year that killed 4

 

Last updated 10/1/2021 at 3:42pm

In this Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, a house burns on Platina Road at the Zogg Fire near Ono, California. Pacific Gas & Electric has been charged with manslaughter and other crimes, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in a Northern California wildfire last year that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes. (AP Photo/Ethan Swope, File)

Olga R. Rodriguez

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Friday, Sept. 24, with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes after its equipment sparked a Northern California wildfire that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes last year, prosecutors said.

It is the latest legal action against the nation's largest utility, which pleaded guilty last year to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter in a 2018 blaze ignited by its long-neglected electrical grid that nearly destroyed the town of Paradise and became the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century.

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