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PG&E Tower Inspected Only From Aerial View, According to Records

As investigations into the Paradise, CA Camp Fire culpability continue to unfold, records reviewed by NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit indicate that Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) may not have thoroughly inspected its equipment that allegedly sparked the deadly wildfire. Records reviewed by the Unit show that in the decade prior to the November 2018 Camp Fire, PG&E had only inspected a 100-year old electrical transmission tower from the air, and it was not clear the last time anyone actually scaled the tower to inspect the structure more closely. An aerial view of the tower does not provide “enough information to determine the structural integrity, the corrosion of the tower or the fittings that are holding things together,” noted State Senator Jerry Hill. Currently, the California Public Utilities Commission is investigating whether PG&E is responsible for the Camp Fire that killed 86 people and burned thousands of structures.

If you and your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, please contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim. We offer free consultations.

61 New FEMA Trailers to House Survivors of CA Camp Fire

Chico, CA Silver Dollar Fairgrounds will soon be filled with over five dozen Federal Emergency Management Agency RV trailers to house victims displaced by the November 2018 Camp Fire. Construction is slated to take place soon, and residents will be able to move in about a month later. Meanwhile, 350 more FEMA modular or mobile homes are to be built in an industrial park in Gridley, with dozens more homes planned to be set up in Chico in the next three months. 40 families are living in FEMA RVs located at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds, and over 75 trailers have been constructed at the Bidwell Canyon Marina in Oroville, the Rolling Hills Casino in Corning, and at the Glenn County Fairgrounds and an RV park in Orland.

If you and your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, please contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim. We offer free consultations.

PG&E Claims Checks Bounce

Many PG&E customers who suffered from the devastating fires in Northern California were unable to cash compensation checks issued by the California utility giant. The San Francisco-based company declared bankruptcy in January 2019, as it may be liable for billions of dollars’ worth of damages caused by wildfires that blazed throughout California last year. Dozens of checks issued to PG&E customers have bounced in light of the company’s bankruptcy announcement.

Grant & Eisenhofer has extensive experience in litigation arising out of major bankruptcies and other insolvency matters. Our attorneys have sought and obtained substantial recoveries for clients through the reorganization process.

If you and your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, please contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim. We offer free consultations.

Senator Proposes Establishment of Fire Warning Center in California

Last week, California Sen. Bill Dodd introduced a bill proposing the establishment of the California Wildfire Warning Center. The center would oversee a statewide network of weather and environmental monitoring stations that identify dangerous weather conditions. This state legislation is an effort to mitigate the effects of fire, to protect the health and safety of California residents, and to preserve lives, property and nature. In November 2018, the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA killed 86 people and destroyed 19,000 properties.

If you and your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, please contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a free, confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

Displaced Camp Fire Voters Encouraged to Update Mailing Address

Voters who had to abandon their homes in the Paradise, CA Camp Fire last fall are urged to update their mailing addresses with the register of voters. The Butte County Elections Office notes that survivors of the fire who plan to return to their properties are able to retain their voting address, however do need to update their temporary mailing address on their voter registration. Those residents that do not intend to return to their homes destroyed by the fire may re-register with their new permanent address.

If you and your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, please contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim. We offer free consultations.

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