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Firefighters work to prevent the fire from spreading during the Zogg Fire near the town of Igo in Shasta County, California, U.S., on Sept. 27, 2020. (Photo: Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) — PG&E Corp., the California utility that went bankrupt after its equipment sparked deadly wildfires, has been charged with multiple crimes, including involuntary manslaughter, in connection with a 2020 blaze that killed four people.

Shasta County District Attorney Stephanie Bridgett, on Friday, Sept. 24, filed 31 charges against the utility related to the Zogg Fire in northern California, about 100 miles from the Oregon border. Eleven were felonies, including four involuntary manslaughter charges. PG&E disputed the allegations.

 

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