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California seeks $90 million from utility over wildfire

California officials say they will seek more than $90 million in firefighting costs from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. after finding that a deadly 2015 fire was sparked by a tree that came into contact with a power line.

The utility said it accepts the cause but says it is not clear that it was to blame for the tree failing.

The $90 million is the largest recovery sought by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, which released a report Thursday detailing the cause of the fire that scorched remote Calaveras and Amador counties, about 125 miles east of San Francisco.

The blaze that started Sept. 9 burned for three weeks, killing two people and...

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