A high-voltage PG&E transmission line broke where the Kincade Fire started in Northern California, company says

 

“Pacific Gas and Electric said that although it shut down smaller distribution lines, the high-voltage transmission lines were still active before the Kincade Fire started. At 9:20 p.m. Pacific time Wednesday, an employee discovered a broken jumper on a high-voltage tower, the company reported to state regulators. The fire began at 9:27 p.m., according to Cal Fire.”

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Witnesses Describe Moment They Saw Kincade Fire Flare Up

Published on Oct 23, 2019

Three people who were driving suddenly saw a red flash, the first moments a fast-moving fire that prompted evacuations sparked in Sonoma County. Andrea Nakano reports. (10-23-2019)

 

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