More than 100 Santa Clarita Valley residents and businesses joined together in a lawsuit likely to seek at least $20 million from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power over the Powerhouse Fire, an attorney said Tuesday. A lawsuit brought forth by the law offices of Gerard Singleton, claims LADWP facility Powerhouse No. 1, the first power plant for Los Angeles, is responsible for the fire, Singleton said.
“Pretty much everyone involved believes that the lines caused the fire, but we don’t know the exact mechanism,” Singleton said. The law firm is awaiting permission for full access to the facility so its experts can conduct their own investigation.