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California Power Outages: Fire Danger Prompts Utility to Cut Electricity

NYTimes.com Wednesday, 9 October 2019 ()
An intentional shut-off by Pacific Gas & Electric, the largest utility in the state, could affect as many as 800,000 customers.
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News video: More Than 500,000 Customers Impacted in First Phase of California Power Shutoffs

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Millions of people in California woke up in the dark Wednesday after Pacific Gas & Electric started shutting off power to prevent what the utility called an unprecedented wildfire danger.

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