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California power cut: Mass outage to hit 800,000 homes for up to six days in bid to stop wildfires

Independent Wednesday, 9 October 2019 ()
Preventative measures are being taken after devastating wildfires of recent years
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Hundreds of thousands of California homes and businesses started to lose electric power early Wednesday as part of an unprecedented effort by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to prevent wildfires, the utility said. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

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