Sen. Dodd Issues Statement on Tubbs Fire Cause

Thursday, January 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today on the Cal Fire finding that the 2017 Tubbs fire was caused by a private electric line and not PG&E utility equipment:

“This underscores the idea that we all have a role to play in wildfire prevention,” Sen. Bill Dodd said. “Regardless, it doesn’t negate the systemwide issues plaguing PG&E and the need for change in its leadership and culture. Afterall, Cal Fire previously found PG&E responsible for over a dozen Northern California wildfires and the cause of others remains under investigation.”

“We still need to understand what this means for PG&E’s financial health and whether it will continue to pursue bankruptcy protection,” Sen. Dodd said.  “As always, my priority will be on preventing future wildfires and protecting Californians from unfair utility rate increases.”


Senator Bill Dodd represents California’s 3rd Senate District, which includes all or portions of Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Yolo, Sacramento, and Contra Costa counties. You can learn more about Senator Dodd at