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PG&E charged with new criminal charges in 2019 California Wildfires
2019 California Wildfires
2019 California Wildfires Credit: CAL FIRE/RCOFD, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Pacific Gas & Electric is facing new criminal charges for its role in igniting the 2019 California Wildfires. Five felony and 28 misdemeanour charges have been filed by the Sonoma County district attorney Jill Ravitch, including recklessly causing a fire that seriously injured six firefighters.

PG&E has stated that they "do not believe there was any crime here" but that they "remain committed to making it right for all those impacted and working to further reduce wildfire risk on our system."