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Trees that fell on power lines were a critical factor in wildfires that hit California last year.
U.S. District Judge William Alsup scheduled a hearing on the matter for Feb.19.
The announcement came just one day after PG&E submitted a report stating that while it was making progress removing trees, it was not fully compliant with the state’s vegetation management and clearance, according to a report from San Francisco’s FOX 2.
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When the wave of fires hit California last year, an estimated 2.5 million people were temporarily without electricity and thousands more were forced to evacuate their homes.
PG&E was found responsible for dozens of wildfires in the past few years, including one in the town of Paradise last November that killed 86 people.