Authorities have not yet found a cause for what started the Kincade Fire on October 23rd, 2019. However, state regulators were told by PG&E that PG&E found a broken 230,000 volt jumper cable on a transmission tower close to the fire’s ignition point.
You may be entitled to a financial recovery if you or a loved one was injured, killed or suffered property damage or loss because of the Kincade Fire. Contact the Kincade Fire Lawsuit Attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen today at 1-800-718-4658 for a free, confidential case evaluation.
Lawsuits Against PG&E For Wildfire Losses
This isn’t the first time in recent memory that a failed PG&E power line apparently caused a massive, devastating wildfire. The Camp Fire started on November 8th, 2018 in Butte County, California when a PG&E power line failed. The Camp Fire killed at least 85 civilians (one civilian is still missing) and injured twelve civilians and five firefighters. It burned 153,336 acres of vegetation and destroyed 18,804 structures, becoming California’s most deadly and destructive wildfire in its history.
The total damage caused by the Camp Fire was estimated at $16.5 billion in January 2019. PG&E faced a wave of lawsuits after the Camp Fire, as well as other California wildfires in 2017 and 2018.
Contact the law firm of Nadrich & Cohen today for a free Kincade Fire Lawsuit case evaluation. There is no obligation to hire our law firm. Call 1-800-718-4658 today to learn more about your right to compensation.
Kincade Fire Investigation
U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who is overseeing PG&E’s probation, demanded information from PG&E about the power line which failed before the Kincade Fire started, mandating that they answer questions about the power line.
“What scenarios could plausibly cause a jumper cable to separate from a transmission line during a windstorm?” Alsup asked. “Should we now be worried that other jumper cables inspected in the same manner have potential failures that have gone undetected?”
Alsup had previously grilled PG&E after a Wall Street Journal article showed that PG&E failed to fix its power lines despite knowing for many years that they could start fires. PG&E acknowledged to Alsup that it knew for many years that its lines could fail and spark wildfires.
Alsup asked PG&E why it had spent money donating to political candidates and paying out billions of dollars in shareholder dividends instead of spending the money on tree trimming or replacing or repairing aged transmission lines.
PG&E told federal regulators that it made plans in 2013 to overhaul the 98-year-old Caribou-Palermo line. However, the overhaul had not yet taken place when that line failed, causing the deadly Camp Fire in 2018.
Kincade Fire Statistics
• Destroyed 374 structures, including 174 homes
• Damaged 60 buildings, including 34 homes
• Burned 77,758 acres of vegetation, an area almost twice the size of San Francisco
• Injured 4 fire personnel or civilians
• Required the use of 1,404 fire personnel to contain
• Reached 88% fire containment
• Numerous evacuations in Sonoma County, including Healdsburg, Windsor and Geyserville
• Caused the evacuation of almost 200,000 people
• Caused PG&E to shut off power to almost 940,000 customers
• Become the largest wildfire in California in 2019 and Sonoma County’s largest ever wildfire
Kincade Fire Attorneys
If you’ve been injured or suffered property damage or loss due to the Kincade Fire, contact the wildfire attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen now for your free, confidential claim evaluation. Call us at 1-800-718-4658, use the live chat feature on this page or complete the contact form on this page.
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Our wildfire lawyers and legal teams are currently representing vicitms of other recent Calfornia wildfires, including:
- Getty Fire claims
- North Bay fire claims
- Camp Fire claims
- Woolsey Fire claims
- Thomas Fire claims
Our attorneys handling Kincade Fire claims are experts at dealing with insurance companies and forcing them to provide maximum compensation to our clients. Let our legal teams handle your Kincade Fire claim for you so that you can focus on recovering from and rebuilding your life after the devastating fire.
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