A californian power company is part milliardforlig after fatal fires

power Lines have been blamed for the so-called Camp Four fire, which killed 85 people in the town of Paradise. An energy supplier in California have reached a

A californian power company is part milliardforlig after fatal fires

power Lines have been blamed for the so-called Camp Four fire, which killed 85 people in the town of Paradise.

An energy supplier in California have reached a settlement of nearly 1.7 billion u.s. dollars - nearly 11.4 billion dollars - with the authorities for his role in a series of devastating forest fires in 2017 and 2018, which in all killed more than 100 people.

Sparks from the power lines belonging to Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has been blamed for last year's fire in the Paradise area in northern California, which was named Camp Four.

According to the draft agreement, published Tuesday, comes PG&E's shareholders to pay the bill for the brandrelaterede costs. It is determined at the same time, the bill can not be passed on to electricity customers.

PG&E filed for bankruptcy in January. The justification was that the energy supplier faced claims of more than 30 billion dollar in relation to the fires. It corresponds to over 200 billion.

Earlier, in december, PG&E, that the company had entered into a settlement of 13,5 billion dollars - approximately 90 billion - with the victims of the fires, which destroyed thousands of homes.

Last year killed the Camp Fire 85 people, including several firefighters, in and around the small town of Paradise, and sent over 50,000 on the run from the flames and smoke.

Due to months of drought and strong winds in the area estimates of the authorities, that the fire spread over an area the size of a football field every second.

In 2017, hit the so-called Tubbs-fire northern California and the city of Santa Rosa. Here, at least 22 people.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 18 December 2019, 06:00

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