PG&E to plead guilty to charges for Calif. wildfire
California’s utility said Monday that it will plead guilty to 85 felony charges in connection with the 2018 Camp Fire, the state’s deadliest wildfire, in an agreement with the Butte County district attorney.
PG&E will plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter and a single count of unlawfully causing a fire. The plea will result in a fine of $4 million. PG&E Corp. also agreed to help restore water to residents affected by the destruction of a canal.
Mike Ramsey, the Butte County DA, said investigators considered criminal charges against individuals at PG&E.