PG&E and the Kincade Fire
- Oct 26, 2019 9:06 pm GMT
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I just got home from Arnold - the power was still on there, but when I got back to Livermore, there was a 12-hour PSPS notice from PG&E waiting for me, so it will probably go out tonight.
I was curious about th Kincade fire since my wife went to high school in that area. I found an excellent very recent article from the SF Chronicle, and the news is not good - they are expecting really high winds in the next 12 hours.
When I read the whole article, I came across the following:
"...The governor also stepped up his criticism of PG&E as state regulators look into whether the utility company’s equipment played a role in the fire.
"The company told state regulators Thursday that equipment on a transmission tower broke near the origin point shortly before the Kincade Fire was reported at about 9:25 p.m. Wednesday. That’s despite the fact that power had been shut off in the area — but not on that transmission line — in an effort to prevent such an event."
Read the rest of the article through the link below.