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Officials: PG E equipment sparked deadly California wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Pacific Gas Electric Corp. power lines sparked a Northern California blaze that killed 85 people last year, making it the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, state fire officials said Wednesday.Cal Fire said transmission lines owned and operated by the San Francisco-based utility started the Nov. 8 fire that nearly destroyed the town of Paradise in the Sierra Nevada foothills.The fire wiped out nearly 15,000 homes. Many of those killed were elderly or ......


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