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SoCal Edison, SB Co. sued for 2007 IE fire

Southern California Edison and San Bernardino County will pay more than $9 million to the U.S. Forest Service for the 2007 Grass Valley Fire.

September 24, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Southern California Edison and San Bernardino County will pay more than $9 million to the U.S. Forest Service for the 2007 Grass Valley Fire.

The fire burned more than 800 acres after a tree fell onto power lines, overheating the equipment.

The Forest Service sued both agencies, saying the tree was growing on a dangerous slope and that inspectors should have noticed the danger and removed the tree.

The federal agency also said electrical equipment wasn't properly maintained.

Southern California Edison's land-use agreement with the Forest Service states the utility is responsible for any damages caused by its electrical equipment.


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