Cal Fire: Zogg Fire sparked by pine tree, PG&E lines


FILE – In this Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, a house burns on Platina Road at the Zogg Fire near Ono, Calif. California’s largest utility company said its equipment might have caused a fatal wildfire last month in a county in the northern part of the state, the Mercury News reported Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Ethan Swope, File)

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SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) – After a lengthy investigation, officials with Cal Fire say they have determined the cause of the Zogg Fire.

In a press release Monday, fire officials stated that their investigation concluded that the fire was caused by a pine tree coming into contact with a power line operated by PG&E.

The Zogg Fire started on September 27, 2020 and burned a total of 56,338 acres along with 204 structures.

Four people died and one person suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the fire.

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