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California firm to bury 10,000 miles of power lines to stop wildfires

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Los Angeles (AFP) – California’s largest energy utility firm will bury 10,000 miles of power lines in a massive bid to prevent its equipment igniting more deadly wildfires, its CEO said Wednesday. Pacific Gas and Electric’s faulty power lines sparked the deadliest blaze in the state’s modern history, which swept through the northern Californian town of Paradise in 2018, killing 86 people. PG&E equipment was again blamed this week for one of the largest fires now blazing in California — the Dixie Fire — after a tree fell on a power conductor on the day the blaze began. Announcing the measure,…

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