SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric pleaded guilty Tuesday to 84 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter for a wildfire that wiped out most of a Northern California town called Paradise.
The nation's largest utility took responsibility for the death and destruction.
The hearing comes nearly three months after PG&E reached a plea agreement in the November 2018 fire.
Investigators found the fire that destroyed Paradise was ignited by PG&E's rickety electrical grid. The company agreed to pay a $3.5 million fine and $500,000 for the criminal investigation.