Utility expects $2.5B bill for fires

Higher tab possible after probes, California’s PG&E; says

Posted: June 22, 2018 at 2:17 a.m.

A resident searches the rubble after a wildfire destroyed his home in Napa, Calif., last October. The Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines are being blamed for sparking some of last fall’s blazes in the state.

SAN FRANCISCO -- A Northern California utility said Thursday that it expects to pay at least $2.5 billion in connection with deadly wildfires that whipped through wine country last October -- some of them ignited by its fallen power lines.

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