California Public Utilities Commission OKs $125 million in penalties against PG&E for Kincade Fire

California Wildfires PG&E Settlement
Posted at 10:00 AM, Dec 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-03 13:00:24-05

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KERO) — The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved $125 million in penalties against PG&E for violations related to the Kincade Fire in 2019.

Under the settlement, PG&E shareholders will pay $40 million to California's General Fund and incur a $85 million disallowance for the removal of abandoned transmission facilities, according to CPUC.

The Kincade Fire started in October 2019 within PG&E’s service territory and burned more than 77,000 acres and destroyed nearly 374 structures.


Put together your emergency supply kit long before a wildfire or other disaster occurs and keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you when you have to evacuate.

Emergency Supply Kit Checklist:

  • Face masks or coverings
  • Three-day supply of non-perishable food and three gallons of water per person
  • Map marked with at least two evacuation routes
  • Prescriptions or special medications
  • Change of clothing
  • Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • An extra set of car keys, credit cards, cash or traveler’s checks
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Sanitation supplies
  • Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.)
  • Don’t forget pet food and water!

Items to take if time allows:

  • Easily carried valuables
  • Family photos and other irreplaceable items
  • Personal computer information on hard drives and disks
  • Chargers for cell phones, laptops, etc.

Always keep a sturdy pair of shoes and a flashlight near your bed and handy in case of a sudden evacuation at night.