SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge is weighing whether Pacific Gas & Electric violated its criminal probation by sparking a wildfire north of San Francisco.
The fire destroyed more than 100 homes and injured six firefighters in October 2019.
Prosecutors and attorneys for PG&E appeared at a hearing Tuesday before U.S. District Judge William Alsup.
The hearing came a month after the Sonoma County district attorney charged the company with five felony and 28 misdemeanor counts in the fire.
PG&E has accepted investigators’ findings that its transmission line ignited the fire. But it has denied committing any crimes.