Bootleg Fire: Red Flag Warning Winds Add To Firefighters Woes; Renewed Threat To Vital California Power LinesAs if the weary army of more than 2,100 firefighters battling the Bootleg Fire didn't need any more challenges from Mother Nature, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the burn zone for Saturday afternoon with winds expected to be gusting 30 mph and humidity levels plunging into the single digits.
Bootleg Fire Update: Massive Cloud Of Embers Rains Down On Firefighters; Blaze Grows To More Than 241,400 AcresA massive pyrocumulus cloud towering over the Bootleg Fire sent an avalanche of hot embers and gusty winds raining down on the fire line, helping the blaze grow to 241,407 acres with just 7 percent containment early Friday morning.
Bootleg Fire Advances Toward Summer Lake; Disrupts Power Transmissions To California
Cal ISO Issues Flex Alert for Monday as Oregon Wildfire Threatens Transmission LinesThe California Independent System Operator has issued a Flex Alert for 4 to 9 p.m. Monday. Officials said the alert is needed due to the impact of the Bootleg Fire in Oregon on electric transmission lines.
Bootleg Fire Doubles In Size To More Than 143,600 Acres; Vital Grid Power Lines ThreatenedThe raging Bootleg Fire, fueled by tinder-dry forest land and gusty winds in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, exploded in size overnight to more than 146,000 acres near the California-Oregon border.
New Newsom Order Allows Emergency Use of Ship Engines to Boost Power During Heat WaveGov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Saturday that will allow emergency use of auxiliary ship engines to relieve pressure on California's electric grid.
Raging Bootleg Fire Threatening Vital Northern California Power Grid Lines; Bay Area Crews Join FirefightWith soaring temperatures already pushing California's power grid to the limit, utility officials were keeping a weary eye on the Bootleg Fire that is raging out of control in Southern Oregon and threatening Path 66 -- a vital electric line corridor linking the state with the Oregon power grid.
Cal ISO Poised to Issue Monday Flex Alert With Temperatures Expected to SoarCalifornia's power grid operator is poised to call a flex alert for Monday due to high heat expected to impact much of the state.
Bay Area Heat Wave Rekindles Memories Of Flex Alerts, Rotating OutagesA heat wave this week in parts of the state is being monitored daily by the Cal Independent System Operator. If a Flex Alert is called, Californians will be asked to conserve energy.
State Power Grid Operators Approve Plans To Delay Planned Power BlackoutsCalifornia’s primary power grid manager has approved plans aimed at averting a repeat of the blackouts that rolled across parts of the state in August during a punishing heat wave.
California in a Better Position To Avoid Energy Crisis Currently Gripping TexasWhile California is no stranger to problems with its power grid, energy experts say the snowstorm that have thrown Texas into darkness and caused widespread outages is unique in a number of ways.