Report Blames Cox, SDG&E For Calif. Fires

Law360, New York (September 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Cox Communications and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. are to blame for breaking power line rules and causing three wildfires that swept through San Diego County last fall and destroyed over 1,200 homes, California regulators allege.

Cox appears to have violated state power line regulations when its lashing wire touched a San Diego Gas & Electric overhead conductor on Oct. 22, 2007, igniting the blaze known as the Guejito Fire in the San Pasqual Valley, the Consumer Protection Safety Division stated in a report released...
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