HAVE YOU BEEN HARMED BY THE BUTTE FIRE?
Property Damage & Loss; Destruction of Crops & Tree Cover; Personal Injury; Smoke Inhalation & Burn Injuries; Emotional Distress.
Call 619.237.3490 and speak to an attorney or fill out the form now.
We will seek justice and financial compensation. No win, no fee.
On September 9, 2015, the massive Butte Wildfire raged in Amador and Calaveras counties for almost one month before being contained. Steep terrain and historically unprecedented dry conditions hampered the efforts of the more than 3,800 firefighters who worked tirelessly to contain the fire. In its path, almost 71,000 acres of land, 475 residences, 343 outbuildings and 45 other structures were consumed. Unfortunately, 2 fatalities and 1 other injury were also reported.
The Mountain Ranch area was hit particularly hard with rows upon rows of homes being completely destroyed. Homeowners have recently started to return to their properties, with many coming back to nothing left.
A lawsuit filed against Pacific Gas and Electric and a contractor claims that the company did not properly clear vegetation in the Butte Fire.
Cal Fire investigators are continuing to work hard to determine what caused the Butte fire; however, early signs show that Pacific Gas & Electric (“PG&E) may be to blame. In fact, PG&E Emergency Preparedness and Operations Vice President Barry Anderson stated, “While we don’t have all the facts yet, a live tree may have contacted a PG&E line in the vicinity of the ignition point.” PG&E is currently reviewing inspection and patrol data from the area near the tree to determine whether the landscape was properly maintained.
Gomez Trial Attorneys is currently investigating claims against PG&E and other responsible third parties on behalf of victims who suffered injuries or lost their homes and other personal property in the Butte fire. If you or someone you know suffered damages as a result of the Butte Fire, you can contact Butte Fire Lawyers John Fiske or Ahmed Diab for a free evaluation of your potential case. Gomez Environmental Law is dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals who have lost property or the ability to use and enjoy their property.
You can call us directly at 619-237-3490 or fill out the form to start the process towards rebuilding and recovery.