Forest owners file $225M lawsuit against PG&E for Dixie Fire damages

By Brandon Downs
CBS News
April 11, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US West

SAN FRANCISCO – A $225 million lawsuit was filed against Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) for damages caused in connection with the Dixie Fire that burned across five Northern California counties in 2021. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was filed in the San Francisco County Superior Court, are the owners of the Collins Almanor Forest, located in Plumas and Tehama counties. The owners claim fire-related injuries and damages sustained by several forestland owners whose property and timber were charred in the fire. They are seeking an estimated $225 million in damages for property loss. They are also seeking environmental damages as they say their forestland that was burned “has been managed sustainably since 1902.” …Cal Fire said the fire started when a tree fell onto PG&E equipment near the Cresta Dam in Plumas County.

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