Utility-Caused Fire Incidents Throughout the State
From 2015 Through 2020
Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas and Electric are required to report fire ignitions to the CPUC annually. The map below shows utility-caused fire incidents from 2015 through 2020, which can be filtered by year.
Source: CPUC's utility-reported fire incident data.
Notes: CPUC requires only the three largest utilities—PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E—to report these fire-incident data. The Camp Fire is not included in this figure. According to the CPUC’s wildfire safety enforcement branch program manager, it was not included in PG&E’s 2018 ignition report because the investigation of the fire was still open when the data were reported. After we brought this oversight to the CPUC’s attention, the program manager stated that CPUC would work with PG&E to obtain amended data for 2018 that includes the Camp Fire.