In December 2017, several major wildfires spread through Southern California, including the Rye Fire, the Thomas Fire, and Liberty Fire, and the Creek Fire.

CAL FIRE is the first responder and determines the sources of ignition of the fires and the way that the fires spread. The CPUC works closely with CAL FIRE, which determines the sources of ignition of the fires and the way that the fires spread. The CPUC's Safety and Enforcement Division conducts investigations to assess the compliance of electric and communication facilities with applicable rules and regulations in fire impacted areas. Investigation topics include, but are not limited to, maintenance of facilities, vegetation management, and emergency preparedness and response. The fires under CPUC staff investigation from December 2017, are the following wildfires in Southern California Edison's service territory: Rye, Thomas, Liberty, and Meyers.

On this webpage you will find CPUC information related to the fires.

Regulations and Information

    Utility Resources

    Prior Electric Safety Reports

    Prior Fire and Utility Pole News

    CPUC Resources

    • The CPUC's Consumer Affairs Branch is available to assist consumers with billing and service questions and complaints involving their regulated utility providers. You may contact the Consumer Affairs Branch at (800) 649-7570 (M-F, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) or to submit a complaint, please visit our utility complaints page
    • The CPUC's Public Advisor's Office provides procedural information to individuals and groups who want to participate in formal proceedings at the CPUC. In addition, the Public Advisor's Office provides programs and services to educate and assist the public, including special accommodations and interpreter services. You can contact the Public Advisor's Office at (866) 849-8390 or


    • Jan. 31, 2018: Fire Safety and Utility Infrastructure En Banc

    Read about the October 2017 Northern California wildfires.