New California Fire Forces More Evacuation Orders, Blame Starts To Shift to Others

Pacific Gas & Electric may get to share the title of California’s Public Enemy No. 1. The embattled energy giant has been repeatedly castigated by the public and government leaders for its role in the state’s devastating wildfires the last three years, and for its clumsy attempt at preventing them this fall with mass power outages.

But PG&E is not alone, and recent developments may shift some of the finger-pointing to its brethren downstate, especially Southern California Edison.

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