Updates to our Terms of Use

We are updating our Terms of Use. Please carefully review the updated Terms before proceeding to our website.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 | Back issues
Courthouse News Service Courthouse News Service

SDG&E’s Negligence Started Devastating Wildfires, Two Class Actions Claim

SAN DIEGO (CN) - A class-action complaint claims San Diego Gas & Electric Co. caused the devastating Witch Creek wildfire by failing to inspect and trim trees, brush and hazards near its power lines. The 198,000-acre Witch Creek fire destroyed 911 homes, 30 commercial buildings and 239 automobiles from Oct. 21 to Nov. 5 and "was caused by a power line owned and operated by SDG&E," the complaint states. A similar class-action complaint, also in Superior Court, blames SDG&E for the Rice Canyon fire, which burned 9,000 acres and destroyed 206 homes. See Witch Creek filing.

Categories / Uncategorized

Subscribe to Closing Arguments

Sign up for new weekly newsletter Closing Arguments to get the latest about ongoing trials, major litigation and hot cases and rulings in courthouses around the U.S. and the world.

Loading...