PG&E prepares to cut power to nearly 100,000 homes in California amid risk of ...

PG&E prepares to cut power to nearly 100,000 homes in Northern California amid risk of more wildfires - just TWO WEEKS after they left thousands of residents in the dark during targeted outages The company said Friday that 97,000 customers in 16 Northern California counties could be affected PG&E fear strong winds could down power lines and hot weather could subsequently start blazes PG&E equipment has sparked past large wildfires, including the 2018 fire that destroyed much of the Sierra foothills town of Paradise and killed 85 people It's not the first time Californians have experienced deliberate outages this summer Earlier this month, PG&E cut power to 167,000 residents; last month rolling blackouts were enforced across the state during heatwave conditions

By Andrew Court For Dailymail.com and Associated Press

Published: 23:54 BST, 26 September 2020 | Updated: 23:54 BST, 26 September 2020

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Pacific Gas & Electric warned they may have to cut power to almost 100,000 homes in Northern California with strong winds and warm temperatures creating a risk of new wildfires. 

Company officials made the announcement on Friday, saying that 'hot and dry conditions, combined with expected high wind gusts, pose an increased risk for damage to the electric system that has the potential to ignite fires in areas with dry vegetation.' 

PG&E say power may be shut off to up to 97,000 customers in 16 counties between Sunday morning and Monday, according to The Los Angeles Times.  

Pacific Gas & Electric warned they may have to cut power to almost 100,000 homes in Northern California with strong winds and warm temperatures creating a risk of new wildfires.  Firefighters are pictured putting out a brush fire in Northern California on Thursday

Pacific Gas & Electric warned they may have to cut power to almost 100,000 homes in Northern California with strong winds and warm temperatures creating a risk of new wildfires.  Firefighters are pictured putting out a brush fire in Northern California on Thursday

PG&E fear strong winds could down power lines and spark new blazes across the weekend

PG&E fear strong winds could down power lines and spark new blazes

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