CPUC Says PG&E Neglected Power Lines That Sparked Camp Fire

The California Public Utilities Commission says PG&E did not do a good enough job to inspect or maintain the power lines that started the deadly Camp Fire last year. A new report from state regulators says the utility hadn’t climbed the tower that started the blaze to inspect it since 2001. While crews did look at the line from the ground and the sky, the CPUC says if they had actually climbed the tower they may have noticed the hook that broke and started the deadly blaze last year, and would have been able to prevent the tragedy. Last year’s Camp Fire killed 86 people and effectively destroyed the town of Paradise.