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Survivors of Camp Fire sue PG&E over California wildfire

PG&E told state regulators last week that it experienced a problem with a transmission line in the area of the fire just before the blaze erupted.

Survivors of California's most destructive wildfire have filed a lawsuit accusing Pacific Gas & Electric Co. of causing the massive blaze.

The suit filed Tuesday in state court in California accuses PG&E of failing to maintain its infrastructure and properly inspect and manage its power transmission lines.

PG&E's president said earlier the company doesn't know what caused the fire, but is cooperating with the investigation by state agencies.

An email to PG&E about the lawsuit was not immediately returned.

PG&E told state regulators last week that it experienced a problem with a transmission line in the area of the fire just before the blaze erupted.

A landowner near where the blaze began said PG&E notified her the day before the wildfire that crews needed to come onto her property because some wires were sparking.