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PG & E declares bankruptcy in the face of lawsuits against fire



The firm submitted documentation to Chapter 11 court, although state investigators discovered that their equipment did not cause the wildfires in California in 2017.

The largest service company in the United States, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG & E), filed for bankruptcy today facing potential millionaire payments for damages from California forest fires.

The company filed documents before a court to benefit from Chapter 11, although state investigators determined last week that its teams were not responsible for the tragic event of 2017 that caused 22 deaths in a wine country in upstate New York.

PG & E mentioned the hundreds of victims' demands for the fire and others filed in 2017 and 2018, which it filed earlier this month when it announced plans to apply for the measure. Among the fires highlights the most lethal that suffered the country in the last centurythat of Paraiso, which killed at least 86 people in November and destroyed 15,000 houses in the municipality and in nearby communities.

The cause of this event is still under investigation, but speculation focused on the company after it reported a problem on the transmission line near the place where the flames began and when they started.


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