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  1. PG&E notified regulators that key electrical tower had damage before the deadly Camp FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Times-Standard

    Pacific Gas and Electric has told state regulators that it found damage - a broken hook that supports high voltage wires - and "wear" on a nearly 100-year old transmission tower where the devastating Camp Fire started in the early morning of Nov. 8. "A suspension insulator supporting a transposition jumper had separated from an arm on the tower," PG&E stated in a letter sent to the California Public Utilities Commission Tuesday night. A "C hook" used to support the insulator broke away and "wear was found at the connection point."


  2. It was originally built in 1919. What failed on PG&E tower at heart of Camp Fire probe?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | Times-Standard

    With winds gusting around 50 mph in the morning hours of Nov. 8, portions of a PG&E steel lattice transmission tower - exposed to the elements high on a ridgetop and originally built when Woodrow Wilson was president - failed. As high-voltage lines got loose and whipped around, striking the metal tower, molten aluminum and metal sprayed across tinder dry vegetation, igniting the brush.


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