Four months after Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) filed for bankruptcy following liabilities from the deadliest wildfire in California’s history, the utility giant has offered a $105 million relief fund for survivors of the November 2018 Camp Fire. The wildfire assistance program would “provide some relief to the people who lost their homes and are currently in need of temporary housing or have other urgent needs,” PG&E stated in a court filing. The relief fund still needs the approval of the United States Bankruptcy Court before PG&E can begin to make payments to wildfire victims.
Following the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA, equipment owned by PG&E has been blamed for igniting the blaze that killed 85 people and damaged or destroyed more than 19,000 structures. Fire investigators have also determined that PG&E equipment was responsible for starting over a dozen other fires that raged through California in October 2017.
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