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500,000 Californians May Face Power Cuts as Fire Threat Looms

FILE- in this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, homes leveled by the Camp Fire line the Ridgewood Mobile Home Park retirement community in Paradise, Calif. As California counties face the prospect of increased utility power shut-off meant to prevent…

Some 500,000 residents of northern California could once again be plunged into darkness as the state’s largest power company mulls power cuts in an attempt to prevent wildfires.

The warning from Pacific Gas & Electric comes just two weeks after the utility cut power to 2 million people, many for several days.

This time, 15 counties in the Sierra foothills and the San Francisco Bay area could be affected starting Wednesday.

The dry and windy conditions are prompting PG&E to take action so that its power lines or other equipment don’t malfunction and start a fire.

FILE – Homes were leveled read more >>>

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