Amid new North Bay fires, investigators scrutinize PG&E power lines

Oct 11, 2017

 

Cal Fire is looking into whether reports of power lines falling down and electrical transformers exploding may have led to the disaster.

The East Bay Times carried a story about PG&E’s potential culpability. It was co-written by Paul Rogers, the science editor at KQED and environment writer at the San Jose Mercury News. He spoke with KALW’s Ben Trefny.

"Emergency crews were dispatched to respond to at least 10 locations where there were downed, arcing power lines and exploding transformers." - Rogers