Today, PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (together “PG&E”) announced that the Bankruptcy Court-approved deadline for fire claimants to file claims against PG&E has been extended to Dec. 31, at 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). The deadline for filing claims is known as the Bar Date. PG&E remains focused on ensuring fire victims and creditors are compensated fairly and expeditiously through the Chapter 11 process.
Claims related to the Northern California fires that arose prior to Jan. 29, 2019, must be filed in PG&E’s Chapter 11 cases and received no later than the extended deadline of Dec. 31, at 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). If any person or entity believes money is owed to them by PG&E for loss or injury resulting from the Northern California fires that arose before PG&E filed for Chapter 11 on Jan. 29, 2019, then they must file a Proof of Claim before the extended Bar Date. The extended Bar Date does not apply to claims unrelated to the Northern California fires.
If those who are affected do not submit a Proof of Claim by this extended deadline, they may be barred from filing a claim against PG&E and give up rights to any payment or other compensation.
Fire claims can be filed online, at one of six PG&E Claim Service Centers (listed below), or by mail. Importantly, fire claims must be received by the extended Bar Date. So, if filing by mail, delivery must be completed before the extended Bar Date.
For complete details on who is eligible to file a claim, how to file a claim, the Proof of Claim form and other information, visit www.pgewildfireinfo.com or call the toll-free information line at (844) 627-5328. PG&E has also established a section of its website at www.pge.com/reorganization with additional information about the Bar Date notice.
Fire claims may be filed electronically at www.pgewildfireinfo.com by selecting the “Submit a Claim” tab.
Fire claims may be submitted in person at the following PG&E Claim Service Centers through Dec. 31, 2019, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pacific Time, except for public holidays:
350 Salem Street, Chico, CA 95928
231 “D” Street, Marysville, CA 95901
1850 Soscol Avenue, Suite 105, Napa, CA 94559
1567 Huntoon Street, Oroville, CA 95965
3600 Meadow View Road, Redding, CA 96002
111 Stony Circle, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Fire claims may be filed by U.S. mail to the court-appointed claims and noticing agent. Forms must be received at the below address by the extended Bar Date:
PG&E Corporation Claims Processing Center
c/o Prime Clerk LLC
Grand Central Station
P.O. Box 4850
New York, NY 10163-4850
Before any distribution payments are made, a Plan of Reorganization and Disclosure Statement must be approved by the Bankruptcy Court. These documents, once approved, will explain the claims distribution process and the amounts that will be paid on account of allowed claims.
The Northern California fires include, but are not limited to, the following fires: 37, Adobe, Atlas, Blue, Butte, Camp, Cascade, Cherokee, Ghost Ship, Honey, La Porte, Lobo, Maacama, McCourtney, Norrbom, Nuns, Partrick, Pocket, Point, Pressley, Pythian (a.k.a. Oakmont), Redwood, Sullivan, Sulphur and Tubbs.