A California man reportedly said that after fires in recent years, it contained a 500-pound emerald that could receive $ 280 million, and that PG & E – a 500-pound emerald, which led him to question the alleged owner of the former ship.
Bloomberg reported that this claim was related to the 2018 Camp Fire, the deadliest and most devastating forest fire in state history. The fire killed 85 people and destroyed 19,000 houses and other structures. According to SFGate, the fire caused an estimated $ 16.5 billion in damage.
As the electricity and gas company reported, evidence is being sought that may include assessment reports and receipts for the existence of the emerald. The utility did not include the man's name in the report.
Earlier this month, residents of paradise gathered on the anniversary of the fire.
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Last month, Prime Minister Gavin Newsom passed about two dozen laws that addressed prudent power outages or encouraged communities to adopt standards that would make homes and the environment more fire-resistant.
Associated Press contributed to this report