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Pacific Gas and Electric to plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter in Camp Fire

Christian Fernsby |
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the utility that has acknowledged responsibility for the Camp Fire that devastated swaths of the California in 2018, has agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges for causing the disaster.

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The company, typically referred to as Pacific Gas and Electric, announced Monday that it would plead guilty to 84 state counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of unlawfully starting a fire.

The utility will pay a fine of about $4 million, which includes covering the government's legal costs on the investigation.

The company will also fund "efforts to restore access to water for the next five years for residents impacted by the loss of the Miocene Canal, which was destroyed by the fire," Pacific Gas and Electric said in a statement.

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