PG&E expected to place 600 cameras for wildfire surveillance

PG&E announced last week that by the year 2022, the company plans to deploy nearly 600 high-definition cameras as part of their Wildfire Safety Program.

They say to date, PG&E has installed 15 new cameras in the North Bay and Lake County, saying that 5 are planned for Humboldt County and 2 in Trinity County. The tentative locations the company announced are: Horse Mountain, Kneeland, Satterlee, Patton Hill and atop Bald Jesse. The Trinity County camera locations include Oregon Mountain and Hayfork.

They are helping to fund the cameras as part of their Community Wildfire Safety Program, which they say implements additional precautionary measures following the 2017 and 2018 wildfires to help keep their customers and the communities we serve safe. Additional cameras are also being installed in PG&E’s service territory by other organizations, according to the company.

The company adds that these new cameras will be accessed through the ALERTWildfire Camera Network, a situational awareness tool built by the University of California, San Diego, the University of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Oregon.

Their statement says that PG&E’s Wildfire Safety Operations Center will be able to operate the cameras as part of its mission to help the company’s preparedness and response to wildfires. If you want to see these images they say you can find them from the ALERTWildfire system and can be viewed at

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