Camp Fire: Bay Area lawyers to sue PG&E for alleged negligence

PARADISE, Calif. (KGO) -- The Camp Fire burning in Butte County is less than a week old, but the lawsuits are already beginning.

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A group of Bay Area lawyers is suing PG&E, claiming it was negligent in properly inspecting and managing its power lines.

Investigators haven't determined how the fire started, but last week PG&E told state regulators it experienced a problem on a transmission line in the area of the fire just before it erupted.

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The company says it's too soon to determine if sparks from a transmission line are to blame.

However, PG&E says if its equipment is responsible, damage costs would exceed the company's insurance coverage.

Company stock fell more than 25 percent Wednesday morning.

To read PG&E's filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, visit this page.

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