Shasta County DA Working With Cal-Fire To Investigate Cause Of Zogg Fire

Crews are still patrolling for hot spots in the Zogg Fire, but containment is at 99%. The fire started September 27th and burned 56,338 acres. 204 structures were destroyed and 27 damaged. The Zogg claimed 4 civilian lives and an inmate firefighter injury. All evacuations and closures have been lifted.

Fire investigators are looking into whether PG&E caused the Zogg Fire. Cal-Fire investigators have taken possession of equipment belonging to Pacific Gas and Electric near where the Zogg Fire started. Shasta County District Attorney Stephanie Bridgett released a statement saying her office is working with Cal-Fire to determine if PG&E is responsible, and that after reviewing the evidence a decision will be made about whether to file criminal charges, possibly including homicide.

A local assistance center for residents affected by the Zogg Fire will open Wednesday at the Fairgrounds in Anderson, and it will remain open from 10AM to 7PM daily for a week. The center is being set up by the county to provide a one stop shop for recovery assistance. Representatives from local, state and federal agencies will be there to help with a variety of needs. Information is available by calling 2-1-1.