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Regulators boost PG&E's wildfire fine to $2.1B

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California power regulators have increased the wildfire fine for Pacific Gas & Electric to $2.1 billion.

A settlement with the utility company originally was proposed at $1.7 billion. Officials have said the original fine was too lenient.

Wildfires in 2017 and 2018 were caused by PG&E's outdated electrical grid and negligence, according to The Associated Press.

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