PG&E power line blamed for sparking Monterey County wildfire
KING CITY, Calif. (AP) — A downed Pacific Gas & Electric power line is blamed for sparking a wildfire in eastern Monterey County this week.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the 2,456-acre blaze that erupted east of King City was “power line-related.”
PG&E confirms that it had a downed power line in the area and the utility is trying to determine what caused it to fall.
The fire was contained Wednesday without any injuries or building damage.
PG&E equipment has been blamed for starting some of California’s largest and deadliest recent fires, including a blaze last November that killed 85 people in and around the town of Paradise.
PG&E filed for bankruptcy in January as it faces potentially billions of dollars in liability.