Kincade Fire Litigation
The Kincade Fire ignited on October 23, 2019, at 9:27 PM. State fire officials have confirmed that the Kincade Fire was caused by electrical transmission lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas and Electric, located northeast of Geyserville. According to CAL Fire, the fire spread at extreme rates due to tinder-dry vegetation, strong winds, low humidity, and warm temperatures.
The fire encompassed 77,758 acres and devastated 374 structures, causing four injuries before being fully contained by November 6 at 7:00 PM. As a result of the damage caused, lawsuits are now in progress to compensate those affected by the Kincade Fire for a range of legal damages, such as wrongful death, personal injuries, property loss, and business loss.
If you or someone you know was impacted by the Kincade Fire, reach out to Adler Law Group for expert legal guidance on Kincade Fire compensation and to explore your legal alternatives.
Kincade Fire Lawsuit Targets PG&E for Legal Damages
Initial indications suggest that the fire was caused by PG&E equipment that was defective or inadequately maintained. The fire broke out simultaneously with the failure of a 230,000-volt transmission line close to John Kincade Road and Burned Mountain Road in The Geysers, northeast of Geyserville. As per an editorial in the San Jose Mercury News, “Despite the latest shutdowns, PG&E admitted last week that its equipment may have started the Kincade fire.” Legal actions seeking compensation for damages are grounded on the understanding that PG&E lines will be held accountable for this incident.
Kincade Fire Facts
During a high wind event on October 3, 2019 at 9:24 PM, the Kincade Fire began.
According to PG&E reports, the fire was caused by a failure in a 230k-volt transmission line at that time.
The fire quickly spread due to the high winds and burned 77,758 acres in just three days.
The fire was brought under control by firefighters in less than 75 hours.
PG&E started to turn off power to customers in Sonoma county area on October 28 to prevent further fires.
Over 3 million people were left without power during the shutoffs.
Investigations are ongoing into both the cause of the fire and the power shutoffs.
The Kincade Fire burned over 100 square miles of land and destroyed 374 structures, making it the largest fire in Sonoma County history.
Over 90,000 homes were threatened and hundreds of thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate, with most of Sonoma County and part of Lake County affected.
The Kincade Fire was the largest of the 2019 fire season in California.
Four people were injured during the fire, but there were no reported fatalities.