North Bay Wildfires

The October 2017 North Bay wildfires.

Pacific Gas & Electric's equipment likely contributed to nine fires in 2019, two of which were caused by surrounding vegetation, the utility said in an Oct. 1 court filing.

The figure includes blazes that were 10 acres or more. According to PG&E, five of the fires were sparked by third parties—such as an animal or vehicle coming into contact with its power lines—and one was sparked by its equipment. The utility is unsure of what caused the last blaze.

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