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PG&E deploys new alert system

The utility is on track to spend 2.3 billion dollars or more on fire prevention this year.

Posted: Jul 19, 2019 6:12 PM
Updated: Jul 19, 2019 6:12 PM

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pg&e continues to ramp up efforts to reduce wildfire risk.. introducing new technology to detect fires from outer space. our stephanie lin is live in the studio with more on how it works, stephanie? debbie... pg&e deployed a new fire detection and alerting system this month. and it taps into information relayed by satellites orbiting our planet. all the data is monitored by pg&e team members at their wildfire safety operations center. where they are looking to catch images of possible fires early on. immediately upon getting the information fire is occuring, we will reach out to fire agencies and use our other tools to identify the fire .... and those other tools include air patrols and high definition cameras. you're looking now at the*liv* view from one of those h-d cameras posted in our area. this is on cohasset hill...north of chico. pg&e tells me they plan to install 600 of these cameras by 2022. we will have a link on our website action news now dot com where you can access this view and see where other cameras are located in our area. pg&e expects to introduce several hundred more weather stations this year and next... and install dozens of new h- d cameras to help with fire detection. the utility has also inspected and repaired hundreds of thousands of miles of power lines. it's clear that pg&e is working to prevent causing any more disasters like the camp fire. it's equipment was found responsible for starting two small blazes already this year. live in the studio, stephanie lin, back to you debbie.
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