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San Diego utility customers won't have to foot costs from 2007 wildfires

San Diego utility customers won't have to foot costs from 2007 wildfires

The California Public Utilities Commission rejected a request from San Diego Gas & Electric to pass onto ratepayers $379 million in costs related to three deadly wildfires that blazed through the area in 2007.

In making the decision, the commissioners ruled that SDG&E did not reasonably manage and operate its facilities leading up to the Witch, Guejito and Rice fires that killed two people, injured 40 firefighters and forced tens of thousands to seek shelter at Qualcomm Stadium. The three fires combined to destroy...

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