Gas and Electric Co. told state regulators Friday that a high-voltage
power line near the origin point of the devastating Camp Fire
experienced a problem just before the first flames appeared.
public utility, already facing billions in potential liability for
earlier wildfires, is under scrutiny from regulators for possibly
causing the latest fire, which broke out early Thursday. That same day,
PG&E canceled plans to shut off power as a precaution against fires
in parts of Butte County, where the fire is burning.