Agency: Deadly California fire caused by homeowner equipment

  • In this Oct. 14, 2017 file photo, a firefighter holds a water hose while fighting a wildfire in Santa Rosa, Calif. Investigators say the deadly 2017 wildfire that killed 22 people in California’s wine country was caused by a private electrical system, not embattled Pacific Gas & Electric Co. The state’s firefighting agency said Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, that the Tubbs Fire started next to a residence. They did not find any violations of state law. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Investigators said Thursday that a 2017 wildfire that killed 22 people in Northern California wine country was caused by a private electrical system, not equipment belonging to embattled Pacific Gas & Electric Corp.

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