The Safety and Enforcement Division conducts staff investigations of wildfires involved with electric investor-owned utility (IOU) equipment to assess utility compliance with applicable rules and regulations. Staff do not determine the cause of the fire. When a utility reports an electric incident potentially associated with a wildfire, CPUC staff perform site visits and collect data to assess if the utility violated any Commission or state rules and regulations. After CPUC staff have concluded their investigation, an investigation report is prepared. If violations are found, the Commission may take enforcement action against the utility. A list of enforcement actions and other activity related to wildfires can be found at  Wildfire and Wildfire Safety and reporting requirements can be found here.

IOU Wildfire Incident Reports

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

  • November 2018: the Camp Fire in PG&E's service territory; and the Woolsey Fire in Southern California Edison's service territory

2017

  • In December 2017, there were the following wildfires in Southern California Edison's service territory: Rye, Thomas, Liberty, and Meyers.
  • In October 2017, there were the following wildfires in PG&E's service territory: Cherokee Fire (Butte County); Point Fire (Calaveras County); Adobe, Norrbom, Nuns, Pytthian-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).  
SED Wildfire Incident Investigation Reports

2022

2021

November 2, 2021:

2020

2019