Pacific Gas and Electric Company has begun its aerial patrols to locate wildfires across its service areas. In 2016, the third year of the patrols, PG&E and Mendocino Co-Op planes spotted 142 fires, and in seven instances, PG&E was first to report the fires to Cal Fire or the U.S. Forest Service.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company has begun its aerial patrols to locate wildfires across its service areas. In 2016, the third year of the patrols, PG&E and Mendocino Co-Op planes spotted 142 fires, and in seven instances, PG&E was first to report the fires to Cal Fire or the U.S. Forest Service. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee File Photo
Pacific Gas and Electric Company has begun its aerial patrols to locate wildfires across its service areas. In 2016, the third year of the patrols, PG&E and Mendocino Co-Op planes spotted 142 fires, and in seven instances, PG&E was first to report the fires to Cal Fire or the U.S. Forest Service. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee File Photo

PG&E begins aerial wildfire patrols

June 19, 2017 11:33 AM

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