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Updated 8/16/2021: As of Monday, August 16, the Dixie Fire has burned 569,707 acres and is 31% contained according to Cal Fire.

Firefighters anticipate “critical” fire weather conditions on Monday for the Dixie Fire as the area continues to experience triple-digit temperatures. Over the weekend, gusts of up to 50 mph pushed flames closer to Janesville, a town of about 1,500 people just east of Greenville—where the fire destroyed numerous structures.

Update 8/11/2021: The Dixie Fire is now among California’s most destructive wildfires and has burned 500 homes. As of August 10, 2021, the Dixie Fire is now California’s largest wildfire in the history of the state. Dixie Fire Update 8/9/2021: Currently, around 39% of residents in Plumas County, California are under evacuation orders as officials continue to battle the 500,000-acre blaze.

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The devastation of the Dixie Fire

The Dixie Fire, California’s largest wildfire currently burning, swelled to nearly 490,000 acres as of Tuesday, August 10, 2021. According to the most up-to-date reports, the Dixie Fire has destroyed nearly 900 homes and homes and buildings as almost 6,000 firefighters work to fight the blaze. More than 12,000 people in eight counties are under evacuation orders as the fire continues to grow.

The blaze, that’s burning about 250 miles northeast of San Francisco is currently about 23% contained. The Dixie Fire, ignited July 13 and has burned through nearly 200,000 acres in swaths in Butte and Plumas counties. More than 16,000 people are under evacuation orders in Plumas and Butte counties. Thousands of people, their homes, businesses and other structures are currently at risk which could open PG&E up to Dixie Fire Lawsuits. 

Currently, more than 5,400 firefighters are battling the blaze—which so far has destroyed more than two dozen structures includes residences and businesses. It is threatening to destroy more than 10,000 others as it rages in the two counties. 

Greenville Dixie Fire

In the town of Greenville, California, the Dixie Fire burned nearly all of the historic town’s downtown to ash. Downtown area businesses should contact a Fire Damage Lawyer as soon as possible to begin their recovery efforts from PG&E.

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What is the cause of the Dixie Fire?

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) admits that its equipment may be to blame for igniting the Dixie Fire. 

According to the company, on July 13, 2021, at 7 a.m., PG&E’s outage system that the Cresta Dam area off of Highway 70 in the Feather Canyon lost power. A responding employee observed from a distance what he thought was a blown fuse, however, because of the “challenging terrain and road work resulting in a bridge closure” the employee was unable to reach the fuse until almost 5 p.m. that afternoon. While there, the employee observed three blown fuses and noticed a fire on the ground near the base of a nearby tree. 

Judge Orders PG&E to explain role in Dixie Fire

On Aug. 6, a Northern California Federal Judge Ordered Pacific Gas & Electric to explain the utility company’s role in starting the Dixie Fire. While the cause of the blaze remains under investigation, U.S. District Judge William Alsup asked PG&E to give information regarding the tree that fell on the utility company’s power line at the origin of the Dixie Fire.

What California Counties is the Dixie Fire burning in?

As the Dixie Fire continues to swell, tens of thousands of structures are under the threat in the following counties:

  • Plumas
  • Butte
  • Lassen
  • Tehama

The Dixie Fire has continued to rage for 25 days. According to Cal Fire, the Dixie Fire increased in activity on Sunday amid hot, dry and windy conditions.

Can I file a lawsuit against PG&E for the Dixie Fire?

You may be able to file a lawsuit against PG&E for property lost or injuries sustained as a result of the fire. Because PG&E has admitted to responsibility in its preliminary investigation, people and business owners should seek legal counsel as soon as possible. A wildfire lawyer will be able to advise you on your next steps in a potential lawsuit against the company. 

While the investigation is still in the early stages, those who have lost property or suffered injuries may be able to pursue a lawsuit against the company. 

What sort of compensation is available through a Dixie Fire Lawsuit?

Dixie Fire victims will be able to pursue payment for the following losses: 

  • Lost wages
  • Loss of crops
  • Personal injury
  • Wrongful death
  • Business losses
  • Evacuation costs
  • Emotional distress
  • Harm to pets or livestock
  • Depreciation in the value of your land
  • Damage to trees, timber, or underwood
  • The loss of use and enjoyment of your property
  • The cost to repair or replace your home and personal property

If PG&E is found responsible for causing the fire, you may be entitled to damages that your insurance won’t cover. 

What if I don’t have insurance or enough insurance to cover the costs of the Dixie Fire damage?

In addition to FEMA resources, filing a lawsuit against the responsible can help you recoup some of the costs associated with the Dixie Fire. For example, in many cases, the insurance you carry on your home won’t cover landscaping, natural vegetation or compensation related to your evacuation. However, the law carves out a way to cover this by allowing you to file a lawsuit against responsible parties. 

Call our Dixie Fire Lawyers at 800-359-5690 for help. 

How can I join the lawsuit against PG&E for the Dixie Fire?

Call 800-359-5690 to speak with a Fire Damage Lawyer about joining the Dixie Fire Lawsuit against PG&E. You can also start a chat with a member of our team or fill out the above form to schedule a free consultation on a time and date that works best for you.

What can a Dixie Fire Lawyer help me with?

We will be able to help you navigate the complex legal system to recoup the losses you’ve lost through a lawsuit against PG&E. 

Let our Dixie Fire Lawyers Review Your Case

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a utility company’s wildfire, our wildfire lawyers will seek damages on your behalf. We will fight to cover compensation for any losses you’ve incurred with absolutely no out-of-pocket expenses from you. 

The Carlson Law Firm has been helping plaintiffs in fire injuries for more than 45 years. We have a long history of successfully representing clients with devastating property damage, economic losses, and disruption to homes, businesses, and livelihoods caused by wildfires. 

To speak with our team of California wildfire lawyers, call us at 800-359-5690, fill out the form below or use the chatbox. 

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