Lawyers in California have filed the first class action over a deadly wildfire that killed 88 people and destroyed 14,000 buildings last month.

The suit, filed on Wednesday in San Francisco Superior Court, alleges that Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s failure to maintain its electrical equipment caused the Camp Fire that charred through 150,000 acres. The class action, which notes that the California utility company has at least $1.4 billion in wildfire insurance, seeks economic damages for individuals who lost homes, personal property and income due to the wildfire.

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