By CBSLA Staff

BUTTE COUNTY (CBSLA) – A Pacific Gas and Electric power line is responsible for the massive Dixie Fire that burned 963,309 acres in Northern California, Cal Fire investigators announced on Tuesday.

Source: CAL FIRE

Investigators concluded that a PG&E power line sparked the fire when distribution lines made contact with a tree west of Cresta Dam on July 13.

The fire blazed through Butte, Plumas, Lassen, Shasta, and Tehama counties and is ultimately, the second-most devastating wildfire in state history.