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In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric worker replaces power poles destroyed by wildfires in Glen Ellen, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, file)

California regulators are about to vote on whether a utility can claw back costs related to wildfires in 2007. Their decision may set a precedent for PG&E Corp., which could face billions in dollars of potential damages from last month’s deadly wine country fires.

The California Public Utilities Commission will vote as early as Nov. 30 on San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) request to recoup $379 million in costs from Southern California wildfires. Two judges have recommended rejecting the request by the Sempra Energy unit to pass along some costs to customers, saying the company didn’t properly manage its facilities.

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