PG&E has submitted an Electrical Incident Report to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) indicating caution tape has been placed around the base of a 60Kv transmission by the U.S. Forest Service.

CPUC PG&E Electrical Incident EI220906A – Out of an abundance of caution, we submit this report as it involves an event that may meet the property damage reporting requirements. According to CAL FIRE, the Mosquito Fire began on September 6, 2022 near OxBow Reservoir in Placer County. The cause of the fire is under investigation. There are no reports of personal injuries. There are some preliminary reports of structure damage. According to CalFire/USFS, as of September 8, 2022 at 8:29 a.m. the fire has consumed approximately 6800 acres and is 0% contained. The USFS has placed caution tape around the base of a PG&E transmission pole (60Kv). Thus far, PG&E has observed no damage or abnormal conditions to the pole or our facilities near OxBow Reservoir, has not observed down conductor in the area or any vegetation related issues. Our information reflects electrical activity occurred close in time to the report time of the fire. The investigation is ongoing. This information is preliminary.

The facilities affected, according to the report, are the “Ocbow Tap/ Middle Fork #1” [sic] and 60kV.

The report indicates there is no media coverage of the incident as of submittal time (10:00 am today.) We beg to differ.

The full report is here.