Richard Linkert was retained by Cakebread Cellars during the early stages of the Glass Fire after Cal Fire seized solar electric fencing and related equipment as a suspected ignition source. He was able to quickly assemble a team of wildfire experts who ultimately demonstrated that the fire did not start on Cakebread property. The team cooperated with Cal Fire investigators and shared evidence upon request. Cal Fire released its report last week exonerating Cakebread. See the attached article authored by Esther Mobley, a journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Fire Investigation led by Richard Linkert absolves Cakebread winery of starting Glass Fire
Mon Aug 23rd, 2021 by Mathenysears.com / News & Events