A judge is pressing PG&E to explain why one of its contract tree inspectors concluded an apparently healthy but leaning tree that may have started the the Zogg fire, didn’t need to be cut down — when state law suggests otherwise.
At issue is the fire in Shasta County last October that took four lives and has been tied a leaning Gray pine that fell onto a PG&E powerline in high winds.
In an order Thursday, U.S. Judge William Alsup pointed to the sworn account of one former PG&E inspector who assessed the area around the origin of the fire in 2018.
The unidentified inspector told the court that
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