LADWP Statement Regarding Federal Lawsuit over the Creek Fire

LOS ANGELES (December 5, 2019)–We stand by our position that LADWP did not cause the Creek Fire.

We have painstakingly reviewed all aspects of our infrastructure and damage to it by the fire and have found no indication that our equipment caused or contributed to the ignition of the fire. Despite the allegations in the lawsuit, we have not been provided with any information or evidence indicating that LADWP was the source of the fire. 

To the present date, no agency, including the United States Forest Service or the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, has issued a cause and origin report identifying the ignition source of the Creek Fire.