Southern California Edison to Pay $80M to US Over 2017 Wildfire

By Jonathan Stempel | February 27, 2024

Southern California Edison agreed to pay the United States $80 million to cover costs and damages incurred by the U.S. Forest Service from the 2017 Thomas wildfire in California’s Los Padres National Forecast, the Department of Justice said on Monday.

The accord with the unit of Edison International is the federal government’s largest wildfire settlement in the Central District of California, which includes Los Angeles, and resolves a lawsuit that began in 2020.

Southern California Edison did not admit wrongdoing in agreeing to settle.

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