Butte Wildfire Among Costliest in California History
The Napa Valley Register reports that the Butte Wildfire that burned over 70,000 acres in Calaveras and Amador counties in Northern California caused an estimated $450 million in damages, ranking it among some of the costliest fires in state history. Combined with the nearby Valley Fire in Lake, Sonoma, and Napa counties, the damages are even greater.
The massive Butte and Valley fires in Northern California last month are among the costliest California has ever seen, costing nearly $2 billion in combined damages. Combined, the fires burned more than 200 square miles and killed six people.
Baron & Budd’s Environmental Litigation Group is continuing to investigate claims against PG&E, the utility company which allegedly contributed to the start of the Butte Wildfire by neglecting to clear trees that touched area power lines.