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SoCal Edison Equipment Thought to be Culprit in Los Angeles Wildfire; Governor Slams PG&E

Edison International's Southern California Edison Co. (SCE) utility acknowledged its infrastructure may have caused the disruptive, fast-moving Saddleridge fire that skirted residential areas and a major gas storage facility in northern Los Angeles County last week, according to a report the company filed with state regulators.  Read More

Power Line Investigated in One SoCal Wildfire*

Two homeowners in the foothills north of Los Angeles where the Creek fire started earlier this month reported seeing an electric transmission line fall into the brush and spark, fueling speculation that a Southern California Edison Co. (SCE) power line may have caused one of the major fires that have destroyed thousands of acres and infrastructure.* However, these earlier reports as to the start of the Creek fire in Southern California were found to be inaccurate as the transmission line equipment in question belongs to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), and the city-run utility said that equipment did not spark or go down in the fire. Read More