Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines have caused more than 1,500 California wildfires in the past six years, including the deadliest blaze in the state’s history.

Many critics, including Gov. Gavin Newsom, have accused PG&E of prioritizing profits over safety measures for decades.
The company has filed for bankruptcy, and it recently started cutting power to millions of Californians to keep power lines from sparking in dry, windy conditions.

Many Californians think they should never have been faced with the choice between multiday blackouts and deadly fires.

Here’s what experts say PG&E should have done years ago, from better tree trimming to power-line upgrades.

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