PG&E says their lines have sparked another Northern California wildfire. In a regulatory filing, the utility says a tree fell onto one of its overhead lines on July 22nd along Highway 70 in Plumas County, about the time the Fly Fire started North of the town of Quincy. The Fly Fire grew to about 4,000 acres before merging with the larger Dixie Fire, which also may have been caused by a tree hitting a PG&E line 8 days earlier. However, the utility says the information is preliminary and no direct cause of either fire has been confirmed. The Dixie Fire has destroyed 250,000 acres and 70 structures so far and is currently still burning in the area. The Dixie Fire is only 35% contained and is now threatening the Plumas County community of Greenville. Click here for an up to date map of the evacuation zones.
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