FILE PHOTO: PG&E works on power lines to repair damage caused 2018 the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S. November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – State fire investigators have determined that transmission lines owned 2018 Pacific Gas & Electric Co caused the deadliest and most destructive wildfire on record in California, a blaze that killed 85 people last year, officials said on Wednesday.

Shares of San Francisco-based PG&E fell 3.1 percent in after-hours trading following release of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) statement announcing findings of its investigation of the November 2018 Camp Fire in Northern California.

Reporting 2018 Steve Gorman in Los Angeles; Editing 2018 Leslie Adler

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