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Avista releases wildfire investigation findings


Last updated 9/30/2020 at 10:47am

SPOKANE – In response to inquiries about the wildfires in its region over Labor Day weekend, electric company Avista has released the initial findings from its investigations.

Avista’s investigation has determined that the primary cause of the fires in its region was extreme high winds, a weather event that triggered wildfires and affected electric utilities throughout the Pacific Northwest. To date, the Company has not found any evidence that the fires were caused by any deficiencies in its equipment, maintenance activities or vegetation management practices, although it has become awa...

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