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Hansen & Miller knows exactly what you’re going through and what is yet to come your way. We are here to help.

60 Years of Sonoma County Experience

KINCADE FIRE LOSS IMPORTANT FACTS

  1. Kincade Fire victims have a limited time to make claims.
  2. If you experienced a loss of home, business, structures, crops, or trees in the Kincade Fire, please call us at 707-575-1040.
  3. Roy Miller lost his home in the 2017 North Bay Fires and our local law firm represents thousands of fire victims from the 2017 and 2018 wildfires. We know what you are dealing with and what you will be dealing with for the next few years. Please rely on our experience; we are here to help.
  4. Roy provides help with insurance and rebuilding issues for his fire clients for free.
  5. Don’t be fooled by all the outsiders claiming to be local. Hansen & Miller has over 60-years of experience in Sonoma County.
  6. Hansen & Miller’s entire staff was born and raised in Sonoma County.
  7. Support Local businesses, stay Sonoma Strong!
  8. Monte moved to Healdsburg in 1968 to become Sonoma County Sheriff. Banyan grew up in Windsor and Healdsburg. We actually are local.
  9. Our team represents over 16,000 fire victims/survivors and has filed claims over 16,000 times. Let our experience help you. We’ll handle the claims with PG&E and you handle getting your life back together.

Kincade Fire Claims Deadline

The Kincade Fire happened after PG&E began its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. This means the losses caused by the Kincade Fire will likely be treated as administrative expenses and given priority for payment and will not be part of the 2017 and 2018 Fire settlement fund or be subject to that December 31, 2019, claims bar date. However, there will be a short deadline for Kincade Fire claims, and any Kincade Fire claim not filed by the deadline will be permanently barred and will not recover anything from PG&E. Thus it is important to get a claim timely filed and handled correctly. Our team has filed thousands of fire claims so let our experience help you. Let us handle the PG&E claim process for you so you can concentrate on getting your life and property put back together.

PG&E’s Failures and the Kincade Fire

PG&E filed the following report the PUC about its equipment failures:

“At approximately 2120 hours on October 23, 2019, PG&E became aware of a Transmission level outage on the Geysers #9 Lakeville 230kV line when the line relayed and did not reclose. At approximately 0730 hours on October 24, 2019, a responding PG&E Troubleman patrolling the Geysers #9 Lakeville 230 kV line observed that CAL FIRE had taped off the area around the base of transmission tower 001/006. On-site CAL FIRE personnel brought to the Troubleman’s attention what appeared to be a broken jumper on the same tower.” https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10216601-181/kincade-fire-starts-inside-the

The Kincade Fire began at 9:27 p.m.

According to PG&E:
– at 9:20 p.m. they became aware of one of its transmission lines failed in the area of the fire
– at 7:30 a.m. the next day, a CalFire crew member pointed out the broken line to a PG&E worker patrolling area

-PG&E didn’t find its broken equipment for 10 hours

PG&E de-energized the 13,000-volt lines in the area but failed to de-energize the 230,000-volt transmission lines in the area. No power = No Fire, it’s that simple. The failed PG&E jumper line on a 49-year-old tower is the same kind of failure that started the Camp Fire in 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/24/fast-moving-wildfire-ignites-northern-california-wine-country-prompting-evacuations/

PG&E didn’t cut power until after the fire started. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Kincade-Fire-Started-Just-Beyond-PGE-Planned-Outage-Zone-563809521.html

PG&E’s stock price crashed by one third on news of the Kincade Fire and the failed PG&E equipment at the origin.

EXPERIENCED, LOCAL, RESPONSIVE

We know the path you’re on, because we have already walked it.

Hansen & Miller knows exactly what you’re going through and what is yet to come your way. We are here to help.

60 Years Sonoma County Experience

Our entire Staff was born and raised in Sonoma County

Our team has 16,000 fire clients

Our team has filed over 16,000 claims against PG&E

ROY MILLER

Roy Miller has practiced law for over 25 years. He is a former Lake County prosecutor and then moved to Santa Rosa over 10 years ago. In 2017 his family fled their home which was burned down in the Tubbs Fire. Roy and his family rebuilt their burned down home, only to then evacuate it when the Kincade Fire threatened to burn it down again. Roy has thousands of fire clients with claims against PG&E. His legal team gathered the evidence to prove CALFIRE got the cause of the Tubbs Fire wrong.

Roy has helped his thousands of fire victim clients with seeking recovery from PG&E, insurance questions, clean up and rebuilding decisions, dealing with emotional issues, dealing with the County, dealing with contractors, and other post-fire issues. Roy has already walked the path you are on, and his experience can help. You do not have to go to San Francisco or Los Angeles to get your questions answered.

MONTE HANSEN

Monte Hansen has lived in Healdsburg 51 years. After leaving the Marine Corp, Monte was hired as Sonoma County Sheriff in 1968 patrolling Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and North Sonoma County. Monte owned Healdsburg Community Health and Fitness for 25 years and now owns Rancho Maria Family Vineyards in Dry Creek. He has practiced law in Sonoma County for over 40 years and continues to do so.

BANYAN PARKER

Banyan Parker grew up in Windsor and attended Junior and High School in Healdsburg and graduated from Healdsburg in 1995. Banyan was in leadership and was voted for various classes: President and Secretary. Banyan worked summers at the Dry Creek General Store, and attended Santa Rosa Junior College and graduated law school in Santa Rosa in 2008. She also evacuated from the Kincade Fire.

LINKS TO NEWS ARTICLES RE: KINCADE FIRE

The below articles report that according to PG&E it experienced an equipment failure on equipment at the origin scene of the Kincade Fire, and PG&E admits it failed to de-energize the high voltage 230,000-volt transmission line although it de-energized power distribution lines in the same area.

WASHINGTON POST

SF GATE

NBC BAY AREA

SF GATE

NBC BAY AREA

ABC 7 News

ABC 7 News

ABC 7 News

PRESS DEMOCRAT

SF GATE