Forest Service Opens Criminal Investigation into Mosquito Fire

Utility company’s equipment being analyzed in the probe.

The U.S. Forest Service has opened a criminal investigation into the Mosquito Fire, California’s largest wildfire of 2022. The fire has burned nearly 77,000 acres between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe and forced approximately 11,000 residents to evacuate.

Pacific Gas and Electric, Co., stated that the Forest Service and Cal Fire officials assess that “the fire started in the area of the utility’s power line on National Forest System lands.” The company said it is cooperating with the Forest Service and that officials “removed and took possession of one of the utility’s transmission poles and attached equipment.”

Some residents have filed suit against the company in San Francisco Superior Court for sacrificing public safety for profit.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Forest Service Chief Randy Moore as the cause of the Mosquito Fire is investigated.
  • For Forest Service officials to be prudent in their analysis of the equipment and company data and policies.

Sources: PressHerald, Reuters


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