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Judge digs deeper into PG&E's suspected role in Dixie Fire

The judge is weighing whether he should impose more stringent conditions on PG&E before his authority expires in January.

SAN FRANCISCO — A Pacific Gas & Electric troubleshooter spent nearly two hours in federal court Monday fielding questions about whether the utility could have turned off the electricity sooner on a power line suspected of sparking the monstrous Dixie Fire two months ago. 

The grilling came before a federal judge who is overseeing PG&E's criminal probation after the utility's gas lines blew up part of a suburban neighborhood in 2010. 

The judge is weighing whether he should impose more stringent conditions on PG&E before his authority expires in January. PG&E says it shares the judge's concern for safety.

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