(Portland, OR) -- A trial against PacifiCorp is underway over damage from the 2020 Beachie Creek Fire. The blazed burned 200-thousand acres over Labor Day weekend in 2020. Five people were killed and hundreds of homes were destroyed. The National Weather Service forecast strong winds through the Willamette National Forest. The lawsuit contends PacifiCorp should have cut power to the Santiam Canyon. PacifiCorp filed motions to have the lawsuit dismissed, but they were denied by the court.