Southern California Edison Sued for Wildfire

December 3, 2018- Southern California Edison has allegedly been blamed for the Woolsey Fire, which killed three people and burned nearly 100,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura counties starting on November 8th.

lawsuit filed for destruction caused by woolsey fire

A Ventura County resident has filed a lawsuit against Southern California Edison alleging that the utility company’s negligence caused the Woolsey fire. It has been further alleged that the fire began due to poorly maintained electrical equipment owned and operated by Edison near the start of the fire. On November 8th, blaze started underneath Edison-owned power lines at the Santa Susana Field Lab in the hills south of Simi Valley. However, questions have been raised about whether or not the power outage that occurred just minutes before the fire ignited, contributed to the start and spread of the fire.

Now, victims of the Woolsey Fire are suing Southern California Edison, further claiming that the utility failed to shut off power before the fire started and contributed to the destruction by ignoring warnings of extreme fire weather.

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