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Camp Fire Results in Two More Fatalities

Sheriffs in Butte County have identified two more fatalities caused by the Camp Fire that has devastated communities in Northern California. The two victims who were identified were Paula Dodge, 70 of Paradise, and Randall Dodge, 67 of Paradise. These two deaths bring the total number of fatalities caused by the Camp Fire to 71.

Who Is Responsible for the Camp Fire?

The Camp Fire resulted in major property damage and substantial loss of life. According to preliminary information from investigative authorities, the Camp Fire may have been started due to the negligence of PG&E. Reports from various news outlets say that PG&E “experienced an outage” in Butte County. The outage occurred 15 minutes before reports of the fire started coming into police and other first responders.

A lawsuit has been filed against PG&E by the Northern California Fire Lawyers on behalf of Camp Fire survivors. According to the court filing, “PG&E was negligent in failing to maintain its infrastructure and properly inspect and manage its power transmission lines.”

If the court rules that PG&E is liable for the Camp Fire, the utility company will be responsible for damages and expenses incurred by victims who were affected by the wildfire. Damages that PG&E might have to compensate include:

  • Property Damage: This includes expenses for rebuilding your home or business, as well as expenses your homeowners’ insurance won't cover.
  • Personal Injuries: This includes injuries and deaths that were directly caused by the Camp Fire.
  • Pain & Suffering: These types of damages are for those who had to endure a tremendous emotional burden that was the direct result of the wildfire. If you had to relocate or flee for your life because of the fire, you might be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.

We Take on All Camp Fire Cases

If you or a loved one have been severely impacted by the Camp Fire, you should get in touch with our law firm to discuss the legal options available for you. We are currently taking on all cases related to the Camp Fire, and we have the skills and resources that you need to obtain the justice you deserve. In addition to helping you file a lawsuit against PG&E, we can also handle the following things:

  • FEMA Claims
  • Insurance Claims
  • Cal OES
  • Debris Removal

At Haslerud Law Office, we are dedicated to serving clients throughout Redding. We are here to guide you through your entire case and make sure that your rights and interests are fully protected.

Call (530) 968-4300 to schedule your free case evaluation with a lawyer today.