PG&E filed a report with California regulators saying a broken jumper cable was discovered at a transmission tower not far from where a massive wildfire broke out overnight in Sonoma County.
The Kincade Fire broke out in rural Sonoma County during a power shut off initiated by PG&E. The fire grew to 10,000 acres by Thursday morning.
Officials did not have an estimate for how many structuress had burned.
PG&E said while power was shut off, a transmission tower near the fire had not been shut off.
PG&E confirms that Cal Fire discovered the broken jumper line at the transmission tower and reported it to a PG&E inspector Thursday morning. In the statement issued Thursday evening, PG&E said the information was preliminary and they are investigating.
The fire remains out of control and there has been no containment yet.