Southern California Edison sued over damaging wildfire

HEMET – A city claims in a lawsuit that Southern California Edison equipment ignited a damaging wildfire last fall.The lawsuit filed on behalf of the city of Hemet claims that the utility did not manage its electrical power lines and failed to keep landscape trimmed, Southern California News Group reported Friday, Feb. 10.The city lost property and suffered damages, the lawsuit claims.“Our thoughts remain with the people affected by the Fairview fire,” SoCal Edison spokesperson Reggie Kumar told the news group. “We are reviewing this action and will respond to it through the proper legal channels.”The Fairview fire erupted Sept. 5, 2022 near Hemet, a city of about 90,000 in Riverside County.The fire scorched more than 44 square miles (114 square kilometers) an
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