The North Bay Fires, including the deadly Atlas, Nuns and Tubbs Fire in Sonoma and Napa, have caused tremendous devastation to Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties. At least 42 people have been killed as a result of these fires. Additionally, over 5,700 structures have also been destroyed and nearly 220,000 acres have burned.
Although the authorities are continuing to investigate the cause of these fires, which started on the evening of October 15, 2017 when high winds began to gust through the area, news reports are demonstrating that the fire may have been started by a Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) downed power-line or an exploding transformer and in conjunction with dried vegetation that was not properly cutback. PG&E released a statement attesting this as a possible cause. Calfire is continuing to investigate the cause of these fires.
If you have any additional information as to the cause or damage sustained as a result of these fires, please contact Ara Jabagchourian at (650) 437-6840. He has litigated and continues to litigate matters against PG&E, including the San Bruno explosion and the Fresno Gas Pipeline explosion of 2015.