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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) workers repair a transformer in Paradise, California, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. The number of acres burned in the blazes — including the Hill and Woolsey fires in Southern California, and the Camp fire in Northern California, which has killed at least 48 people and destroyed the city of Paradise — already is higher than the total burned in wildfires last year, A.M. Best Co. wrote in a report late Tuesday. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

A California state senator who co-wrote a law to help PG&E Corp. pay for last year’s deadly wildfires is now calling for an executive shakeup at the utility.

Bill Dodd, a Democrat from Napa, said in a statement Thursday that leadership changes are necessary after state regulators accused PG&E last week of falsifying natural gas pipeline safety records. The utility owner is already under scrutiny as investigators probe whether its equipment sparked last month’s Camp Fire, the state’s deadliest on record.

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