Beginning on October 8, 2017, several major wildfires spread through Napa, Sonoma, Butte, Humboldt, Mendocino, and Del Norte Counties, as well as in the areas surrounding Grass Valley and Yuba City.

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 are in PG&E's service territory: Cherokee Fire (Butte County); Point Fire (Calaveras County); Adobe, Norrbom, Nuns, Pythian-Oakmond, Pocket, and Youngs Fires (Sonoma County); Sulphur Fire (Lake County); Lobo Fire (Nevada County); La Porte Fire (Butte County); and Patrick and Atlas Fires (Napa County).

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 December 2017 Southern California wildfires