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Chris and Nancy Brown embrace while searching through the remains of their home, leveled by the Camp Fire, in Paradise, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. As the fire approached, Nancy Brown escaped from the home with her 2-year-old and three dogs. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Plaintiffs firms, some already battling utilities over their possible roles in California’s past rash of deadly wildfires, are preparing to sue Pacific Gas and Electric Co. in the coming days over catastrophic damage caused by the Camp Fire.

The Butte County blaze, which had claimed 29 lives and destroyed 6,453 residences as of Monday morning, is still burning with full containment not expected until the end of the month. But Joe Cotchett said Monday that his firm, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, is “ready to go” to court.

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Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller, based in Sacramento, covers the state legislature and emerging industries, including autonomous vehicles and marijuana. She authors the weekly cannabis newsletter Higher Law. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts

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