SP Owned SP AusNet Caused Melbourne Bush Fire?
I thought, or I read that, it was arsenic case? Is SP AusNet scapegoat now?
MELBOURNE — Angry Australian victims of the wildfires have filed a class action lawsuit in the Victoria Supreme Court against a Singapore-owned electricity firm, SP AusNet.
According to a report in The Age yesterday, the survivors are alleging that a 2-kilometre-stretch of power lines snapped in strong winds, sparked and set fire to a nearby pine forest within minutes.
Over the next six hours, the blaze tore through the towns of Kinglake, Steels Creek and St Andrews, killing more than 100 people, leaving more than 1,000 families homeless and destroying nearly every building in the three towns. The legal wrangle is expected to involve hundreds of millions of dollars and drag on for years.