SDG&E hopes new evidence will help support its proposal to shut off power to the back country during Santa Ana windstorms.
According to a new report, 167 fires have been caused by electrical problems in the past five and a half years.
Thirteen of those 167 fires reportedly took place during strong winds.
Many people who live in the back country and the fire districts in that region oppose a plan to shut off power.
The Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to hold tow public hearings next month and could make a final decision in August.