SoCal Edison updates on circumstances around 2017 Thomas Fire
Southern California Edison remains committed to our customers and the communities affected by the 2017 Thomas Fire and wants to ensure that they and other important stakeholders are aware of updated information concerning the Thomas Fire. This information was included in SCE's Form 10-Q filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As noted in that filing, SCE believes its electrical equipment was associated with an ignition near Koenigstein Road in Santa Paula - one of at least two origin points for the Thomas Fire. The company also continues to cooperate with the investigations being conducted by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Ventura County Fire Department and the California Public Utilities Commission's Safety & Enforcement Division and will thoroughly review any findings and the associated evidence when they are made available. Based on currently available information, SCE believes that there are at least two separate points where the Thomas Fire started, one in the Anlauf Canyon area of Ventura County and another near Koenigstein Road in the city of Santa Paula. Witnesses have reported that a fire ignited along Koenigstein Road near an SCE power pole, and SCE believes that its equipment was associated with this ignition. SCE is continuing to analyze the progression of the fire from the Koenigstein Road ignition point and the extent of damages that may be attributable to that ignition. SCE has not determined whether the Anlauf Canyon area ignition involved SCE equipment.