Wildfire Victims May Sue for Negligence ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Wildfire Victims May Sue for Negligence

Thousands of homes were destroyed last month in a massive wildfire in Southern California. Two families whose homes were destroyed are suing a utility for failing to clear vegetation around its power lines. The plaintiffs are accusing San Diego Gas & Electric of negligence. Fire officials say they believe two of the fires were caused by power lines. “The utility says it followed state and federal regulations governing power-line maintenance, adding no system can be totally protected from such severe weather conditions.”

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