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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: LookingAtMars
I live very near the area and yes, it was stated that a powerline was the ignition source. Apparently, there were reported issues concerning the specific power line/ tower and it was not immediately acted on by the power company.
I heard it on the radio driving to work some weeks ago.
The utility was responsible for several of last year’s wildfires that burned through Northern California’s wine country. In fact, Cal Fire has determined that of the 21 major fires last fall in Northern California, at least 17 were caused by power lines, poles and other equipment owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
New York Times
So It sounds like its still under investigation, but there is a high probability, and like I said a major problem was reported and not responded to, just prior.