LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Southern California Edison announced today it has
reached a $210 million settlement to resolve claims filed by public agencies
over from the 96,000-acre Thomas and Woolsey Fires that raged through Los Angeles and
Southern California Edison Officials announced in March that a Southern California Edison power line had been downed and the resulting sparking was the main cause of the devastating 2017 Thomas Fire in Ventura County, and Woolsey fire in Los Angeles County.
Firefighting costs alone topped at least $174 million for both fires to be extinguished.
The resolution is part of an overall $360 million settlement with nearly two dozen agencies affected by the Woolsey Fire, the Thomas Fire that burned in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and the deadly 2018 Montecito mudflows.
The settlement does not include any admission of wrongdoing by the utility.