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More fire-prevention power shutoffs possible in California

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is warning nearly 50,000 customers in 19 counties of a potential public safety power shutoff due to forecasted high winds and dry conditions.

Posted: Oct 20, 2020 8:50 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Electricity may be shut off to 50,000 Northern California utility customers this week to try to prevent power lines from sparking and igniting new wildfires during a new round of gusty, hot and dry weather.

Pacific Gas & Electric says customers in parts of 19 counties and in two tribal communities were notified Monday of a potential public safety power shutoff as early as Wednesday evening.

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PG&E says high-risk conditions may continue through Friday primarily in the northern Sacramento Valley and nearby elevated terrain, the northern Sierra Nevada, the mountains north of San Francisco Bay and Mount Diablo in the East Bay.

Customers in portions of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity counties are included on the list for possible shutoffs.

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San Diego75305988
Orange731521559
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Fresno37021477
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Santa Clara32049470
Alameda28225502
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Contra Costa23146258
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Monterey14354116
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Sonoma11712157
Merced11460179
Santa Barbara11166135
Kings1035987
Solano1003681
Marin7621129
Placer622468
Madera604785
San Luis Obispo588535
Shasta460147
Yolo447674
Santa Cruz413228
Butte381259
Sutter305715
Napa290417
El Dorado20914
Yuba194810
San Benito178416
Lassen17153
Tehama156525
Mendocino146822
Nevada11639
Glenn8837
Lake87719
Tuolumne8738
Humboldt8199
Colusa6826
Siskiyou5822
Mono5093
Amador47016
Calaveras46622
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Modoc1190
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