PG&E Employees Might Have Witnessed Flames After Camp Fire
On Monday, a federal filing revealed that PG&E employees came forward and stated that they saw flames after the Camp Fire started on November 8, providing new evidence in a case investigation that is ongoing at this time. The Camp Fire in Butte County is now known as the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the entire state of California. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is still working on their investigation and trying to determine a cause. If PG&E is found liable, they could be facing criminal charges after 86 people have been killed, thousands of structures have burned to the ground, and many have been injured.
Cal Fire has now identified two origin points where the Camp Fire might have originated from. Along with that, they have released information that both employees and contractors came forward to say that they saw fire in the area of Feather River Canyon on the morning when the fire broke loose, causing so much destruction. A supervisor for the company then came forward and said that they saw a 1000-square-foot fire in a clearing just north of Pulga. Many employees took photographs of the fires as they spread. One worker even reported that flames could be seen near equipment.
Between 2017-2018, 530 wildfires have been reported by Cal Fire, 315 of which were in PG&E’s service territory. 40 of these fires have allegedly involved faulty equipment from PG&E, causing them to be the center of all liability claims at this time throughout the investigation. Witnesses are an important part of any case, especially for those who have been injured or lost a loved one. Those who have witnessed the early beginnings of the Camp Fire might be able to help those who have suffered due to the most devastating wildfire of all time across California.
How Witnesses Can Help
When you are making your case to an insurance company, you might find that many issues will arise. In the event of the Camp Fire, though an investigation continues at this time, it is important for many people who have received personal injuries and lost loved ones to have witnesses on their side who might have information that they would not be able to provide in court on their own. Time is of the essence in these cases, which is why you need to get started on speaking with witnesses and building your case with the help of an experienced attorney. Many individuals are making the decision to move forward with claims now that it is very possible and likely that PG&E is going to be charged.
Soon after an accident, you should always speak with a witness as soon as possible so that details remain fresh. You might wonder how you can move forward with a claim after you or a loved one have been affected by the California Camp Fire, which is why it is important to speak with your attorney to start working toward results. At the Brady Law Group, we want to help if you have been affected by one of the most dangerous wildfires in California history. Our wildfire attorneys will help you in the midst of your personal injury claim if you have been injured or wrongful death case if you have lost someone you love. Contact us today to find out how our experienced attorneys can help at (866) 478-6483.