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Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood says the shootings began shortly before 5:30 p.m.
In the first two months, nearly 11,000 samples were tested and almost 2,000 failed. In some cases, the product must be destroyed.
California Attorney General Becerra said in a statement that Plains' actions were not only reckless and irresponsible but also criminal.
Officers arrived at a chaotic scene on Sunday night and had to call for help after a hostile crowd emerged from the complex.
California courts have ruled that utilities are entirely liable for damage caused by power lines, even if they've followed all safety regulations.
The front of the bus was mangled, the cab of the semi was flipped and the trailer was on its side as debris was scattered across the highway.
Around 130 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Redding, the Mendocino Complex wildfire, California's largest in history, has scorched 345,000 acres.
More than 1,200 firefighters, supported by some inmates from a local jail were battling that blaze, which was continuing to spread to the north and east, prompting a new round of evacuations.
Some hillsides were allowed to burn under the watchful eyes of firefighters as a way to reduce fuel and make it harder for flames to jump roadways into communities if winds pick up again.
Firefighters fought a desperate battle to stop the Holy Fire from reaching homes as the blaze surged through the Cleveland National Forest above the city of Lake Elsinore and communities around.
Smoky air from blowing winds is nothing new in California, but air quality experts say it's rare for the dirty air to linger for so long, a reality of ever-larger fires that take longer to extinguish.
Overall, the Mendocino Complex fire has destroyed at least 143 structures, 75 of the residences. More than 11,000 other structures are threatened, according to CalFire.
The wildfire about 225 miles (360 kilometers) north of San Francisco started more than two weeks ago by sparks from the steel wheel of a towed-trailer's flat tire.
The pilot of the Cessna 414 and all four passengers were killed, but nobody on the ground was hurt, authorities said.
The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings of critical fire weather conditions through Saturday night.