HEMET (CNS) - Another group of families is suing Southern California Edison Co., alleging the utility's negligence is linked to the outbreak of the destructive Fairview Fire last month in Riverside County.The blaze broke out on Sept. 5, killing two and forcing the evacuations of thousands in Hemet."Edison negligently, recklessly and willfully failed to maintain an appropriate clearance area between the electrical equipment in its utility infrastructure and surrounding vegetation,'' according to the Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit brought Friday, alleging negligence, nuisance and trespass, and seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.Responding to the lawsuit, SCE spokesman Reggie Kumar said,"Our thoughts remain with the families and friends of the people
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