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At the time of this writing, the Dixie Fire in Northern California has destroyed more than 569,000 acres and is only 30% contained. It began on July 13th, 2021, before merging with the Fly Fire. Due to drought conditions that have wracked California, the Dixie Fire has been able to spread widely and rapidly, becoming one of the state’s worst wildfires on record.
What Has the Dixie Fire Destroyed?
Preliminary estimates suggest that the Dixie Fire has destroyed:
- At least 1,100 structures
- Approximately 625 homes
Evacuation orders throughout Plumas County, Butte County, Lassen County, Tehama County, and Shasta County have affected countless people. Many of those under evacuation orders have already been displaced and fear that their properties have been or could soon be ravaged by the blaze. The historic town of Greenville in Plumas County is the most notable victim of the Dixie Fire so far. Reports say there is little left of the town that once stood in its place.
More than 25,000 firefighters have been assigned to fight the Dixie Fire. They are struggling each day to control and contain it.
Who Caused the Dixie Fire?
It is not known yet who or what caused the Dixie Fire. However, early investigations and theories suggest that Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) powerlines in the area are the likely culprits. Strong winds in the area throughout the summer could have torn down the trees near the powerlines, sparking the blaze. In fact, PG&E admitted to the investigating authorities that this theory is likely.
PG&E has been harshly criticized in recent years after the deadly Camp Fire in 2018 killed 85 people in Paradise after, it has been speculated, a powerline was damaged by trees in the area. In 2019, the Kincade Fire was also believed to have been caused by unmaintained PG&E powerlines. Going back to 2017, North Bay Fire investigations have also implicated the utility company.
If those fires and their likely causes are any indications, then the Dixie Fire has likely been caused by PG&E’s negligence, too. It is believed that the company has – for years – failed to trim and fell trees that grow too close to powerlines, as it is required to do.
Helping You Sue PG&E
At the Law Offices of J.Chrisp, we are known as some of Northern California’s most trustworthy wildfire lawsuit attorneys. Since the 2015 Valley Fire, we have helped people who have been affected, displaced, and harmed by wildfires that could’ve been prevented had corporations like PG&E acted responsibly. With offices in Santa Rosa, San Francisco, and Lake County, our firm is a recognized part of the Northern California community.
If you or a family member has been affected by the Dixie Fire, do not hesitate to take legal action. Your claim against PG&E is valid, and we would be happy to determine how best to file it during a free consultation.
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