PROTECTING NEIGHBORHOODS FROM THE THREAT OF WILDFIRES
With new wildfires threatening our local communities, PG&E is partnering with our customers in high fire-threat areas to accelerate and expand our vegetation management work. We will be examining and addressing critical vegetation across 7,100 miles of power lines.
The 2018 wildfire season is already one of the worst on record — with more than 1.5 million acres burned and more than 1,000 homes lost. And it’s not over yet. With the wildfire risk increasing at an alarming pace, the 2018 wildfire activity is on track to exceed the 2017 wildfire season, which was the most destructive on record.
In order to keep our neighborhoods safe, PG&E may need to trim or remove vegetation on or near properties in high firethreat areas. PG&E’s action plan includes the following steps:
Step 1: Our safety inspectors will be in your neighborhood to determine what vegetation may need to be trimmed or removed.
Step 2: If needed, we will mark trees that need to be addressed and contact you to discuss the results of the safety inspection.
Step 3: We will perform safety work shortly after the inspection.
Step 4: We will plan to begin wood debris removal within a few weeks after completion of the safety work (unless you would like to keep it).
Now, and in the years ahead, we must all work together to be better prepared for wildfires.