The Sonoma County district attorney filed 33 criminal charges, including five felonies, against Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) over its role in sparking the October 2019 Kincade Fire. PG&E accepts its transmission line started the fire, but denies criminal recklessness. The fire burned about 78,000 acres, destroyed 174 homes, and forced nearly 100,000 people to evacuate their homes. Six firefighters, including one incarcerated person, were injured fighting the blaze. Regardless of their source, climate change is setting the stage for more extreme wildfires across the American West as increased temperatures and drought dry vegetation into a veritable tinder box. PG&E is already one of the most criminally convicted businesses in U.S. history, including felony convictions following the deadly 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion and the 2018 Camp Fire, though no executives were charged in either case. (San Francisco Chronicle, Politico Pro $, AP, Forbes; Climate Signals Background: Wildfires; Drought)