Nor Cal Fire Lawyer Amanda Riddle on PG&E’s Role in 2018 Butte Camp Fire: “They were leading people to a false sense of security…”

On November 14, 2018, ABC10 aired a story on our PG&E Butte County Camp Fire Lawsuit.

In the story, reporter Brandon Rittiman notes important information regarding PG&E’s potential involvement: “We do know that PG&E reported to the state that it had a problem with one of those lines in the burn area last Thursday morning- the morning when the camp fire started.”

The piece goes on to say that all the Camp Fire survivors they have spoken with are frustrated with PG&E, and more than anything, “they are looking for answers.”

He further reports: “People are frustrated at PG&E because the power company warned it might shut off the power that day because of high winds. But that never ended up happening. According to the lawyers we have spoken to, that may be a moot point.”

Northern California Fire Lawyer Amanda Riddle is featured in the story, and adds:

“They were leading people to a false sense of security.  ‘We’re going to cut off your electricity, you will be safe.’ What they didn’t tell people is they don’t turn off transmission lines in those situations.”

About Northern California Fire Lawyers

Northern California Fire Lawyers is a team of more than 30 attorneys from a coalition of three Northern California law firms: Corey, Luzaich, de Ghetaldi & Riddle, Danko Meredith and Gibbs Law Group.  Collectively, our fire lawyers have more experience investigating and bringing claims against PG&E than any law firm in California.  Our attorneys have been appointed by California judges to leadership positions in some of the largest fire and disaster cases, including the Butte Fire Cases, 2017 PG&E Fire Cases, and San Bruno Explosion lawsuits.

Our attorneys currently represent over 200 families who are victims of the 2015 Butte Fire that devastated over 70,000 acres.  We have earned hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients, and members of our team have been honored for their work with numerous awards, including “Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California,” “Trial Lawyer of the Year,” and “Top Women Lawyers in Northern California,” among others.

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