Sumary of PG&E Will Bury 10,000 Miles of Power Lines So They Don’t Spark Wildfires:
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- , in 2019. David Swanson/AP hide caption toggle caption David Swanson/AP The Saddleridge Fire in Sylmar, Calif.
- , in 2019. David Swanson/AP The backlash to PG&E’s potential liability for the Dixie Fire prompted the company’s recently hired CEO, Patricia “Patti” Poppe, to unveil the plan for underground lines several months earlier than she said she planned.
- SoCal Edison trucks arrive at the site of a transformer tower in Sylmar, Calif.
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- Christian Monterrosa/AP PG&E said only that burying the lines will take several years.
- , in 2019. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption toggle caption Jeff Chiu/AP A helicopter drops water on a fire on San Bruno Mountain near Brisbane, Calif.
- , in 2019. Jeff Chiu/AP The biggest fire, in Butte County, wiped out the entire town of Paradise and resulted in PG&E pleading guilty to 84 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter last year just weeks before it emerged from one of the most complex cases in U.S. history.