PG&E reaches Camp Fire plea agreement

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. (NBC) – The California power company blamed for sparking a devastating and deadly wildfire will plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter.

State investigators linked the 2018 “Camp Fire” in northern California to Pacific Gas and Electric company transmission lines.

84 people died as the fire burned more than 153,000 acres, nearly wiping the town of Paradise off the map.

PG&E will plead guilty to the 84 charges, and one more of unlawfully causing a fire.

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