PG&E examines and removes dead trees from Clover fire area

POSTED: 3:50 PM Sep 19 2013   UPDATED: 6:11 PM Sep 19 2013
IGO, Calif. -

PG&E has been examining trees near the Clover fire, which burned more than 8,000 acres and destroyed 68 homes in the Igo and Happy Valley areas last week.

PG&E has been tagging and removing any trees that are dead and dying to prevent them from falling on any of the power lines that crews have been working so hard to re-install.

The utility said the dead trees can also threaten public safety.

"They can easily topple and fall into power lines creating an outage or potentially another fire or electrocution hazard state law requires we go through and remove trees that are posing a hazard,” said Paul Moreno, spokesperson for PG&E.