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The first wrongful death lawsuit in wake of the devastating Butte County, California “Camp Fire” was filed on Wednesday in San Francisco Superior Court.

Hundreds of people remain missing in the wake of a pair of deadly wildfires that claimed at least 87 lives while torching an area of nearly 400 square miles.

Attorney Mark P. Robinson, Jr., founding partner of the Newport Beach Robinson Firm is seeking unknown compensatory and punitive damages from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in wake of the “Camp Fire,” citing the company’s “inexcusable” safety record and failure to keep the public safe.

According to the lawsuit, PG&E reported an outage at the Caribou-Palermo transmission line in Northern California’s Butte County, near the fire’s suspected origin shortly before the fire broke out earlier this month (Via

“PG&E’s reckless behavior and disregard for public safety has to stop,” Robinson said in a statement. “We’ve seen this company involved in a series of fires over more than three decades of devastation.”

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The Camp Fire ignited Nov. 8 near Pulga in the Plumas National Forest. The blaze then engulfed Paradise in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The Camp Fire is now 100 percent contained.

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