Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) detailed an outage on the Caribou-Palermo 115kV transmission line in Pulga, CA occuring at approximately 0615 hours in a report to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).
The Camp Fire began at 0633 on November 8, 2018 at the location on Camp Creek Road that PG&E had indicated in their report to CPUC near Pulga, CA.
At 0645, PG&E experienced a second outage on the Big Bend 1101 12 kV circuit near Concow, California. Although the incident occurred on November 8, 2018 it was not reported to the CPUC by PG&E until Friday, November 16, 2018 at 1600 hours.
As of November 20, 2018 the Camp Fire has destroyed:
151,373 acres and is 70% contained.
Full containment is expected on November 30, 2018
So far, there have been 79 fatalities, while 1,011 remain unaccounted for.
Over 12,637 have been destroyed.
This is business as usual for PG&E:
The residents of the Northstate have watched time and time again as destructive wildfires rip through cities across the state of California.
Pacific Gas & Electric has continued to prioritize investor profits over public safety, and have spent millions of dollars lobbying our lawmakers each year for favorable legislation. For example, on Friday, Sep 21st Gov. Brown Signed a law allowing utilities to charge ratepayers for costs related to 2017 Wildfires, and they're poised to do it again for the Camp Fire.