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PG&E Shuts Off Electricity for 25,000 People in California Due to Fire Conditions

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) cut off power to thousands of residents in California Monday in a “safety shutoff” due to critical fire conditions. “This safety shutoff is due to a dry, offshore wind event expected to start Sunday night and bring wind gusts of up to 50 mph by Monday morning,” a PG&E news release said on Sunday. “As a result of this wind event, combined with extreme to exceptional drought conditions and extremely dry vegetation, PG&E began sending advanced notifications Saturday to customers where PG&E may need to proactively turn off power for safety to reduce the risk of wildfire from energized power lines,” it added. High winds and fallen trees were reported across the area. A growing fire was reported Monday near the Reagan Ranch. The power shutoffs occurred across Northern California from early Monday morning, beginning at approximately 4 a.m. local time. All shutoffs were …

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