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500,000 Californians in the Dark as Fires Rage Nearby

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500,000 Californians in the Dark as Fires Rage Nearby

500,000 Californians in the Dark as Fires Rage Nearby

500,000 Californians in the Dark as Fires Rage Nearby .

High winds and brittle conditions have caused preemptive power shutoffs in northern and central California for at least 500,000 people.

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The move by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is reportedly being done in an attempt to prevent the spread of wildfires.

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This isn’t the first time that PG&E has done this, as they previously shutoff power to two million customers for several days in early October.

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According to the National Weather Service, wind gusts of up to 70 mph are currently effecting the area.

A fire broke out in Sonoma County early Thursday morning and is reportedly growing at a “critical rate.” .

It has not yet been contained.

Following the power shutoffs, PG&E reassured customers that power would be restored when possible.

Once the weather subsides and it is safe to do so, PG&E crews will begin patrolling power lines, repairing damaged equipment and restoring customers, PG&E, via ‘USA Today’.

Any restoration of power may be short-lived however, as more strong winds are expected on Sunday and Monday.


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