Report: California wildfire sparked when tree hit power line
LOS ANGELES - Officials say a Northern California wildfire that killed four people and destroyed more than 200 buildings last year was sparked when tree branches came into contact with Pacific Gas & Electric power lines.
Investigators with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection seized equipment belonging to PG&E after the Zogg Fire tore through rural communities in Shasta and Tehama counties.
Cal Fire said Monday that the investigation has determined that the blaze was caused by a pine tree contacting electrical distribution lines owned and operated by the utility.
PG&E officials on Monday said they were not given access to Cal Fire's report or evidence, but that they fully cooperated with their investigation.
KTVU updated this story to include comment from PG&E.