PG&E Announces Possible Third Consecutive Power Shutdown TuesdayOfficials with Pacific Gas and Electric have announced a possible third consecutive Public Safety Power Shutdown due to dangerous fire conditions that would affect customers in 32 counties starting Tuesday.
Massive Power Shutoff Disrupts Sunday Routines; New Wind Event ForecastNearly two million Northern California residents have had their Sunday rituals disrupted by a historic PG&E preventive power outage as Red Flag Warning wind conditions fueled a wildfire in Sonoma County and threatened to spark blazes elsewhere.
Lights Going Out For Millions In Unprecedented Preventive PG&E Power OutagesWith red flag warning conditions packing howling winds predicted for late Saturday, Pacific Gas & Electric officials went forward with the second planned power shutoff this week because of mounting fire danger conditions from the Bay Area to the Sierra.
Weekend Power Shutoffs For 'Historic Wind Event' Could Impact Nearly Entire Bay AreaThe potential high winds this weekend have PG&E warning that another round of power shutoffs may hit nearly every county in the Bay Area starting Saturday night, affecting 400,000 customers.
PG&E To Shut Off Power In Contra Costa County This WeekendPG&E will shut off power to about 120,000 people in Contra Costa County this weekend. Alameda County is also preparing for a PSPS event that may affect 57,000 people.
PG&E Makes Plans to Shut Power in Butte, Plumas, Yuba Counties on SaturdayPacific Gas & Electric is already making plans to shut off power in several high-fire-risk counties as early as Saturday night.
PG&E To Shut Off Power To Nearly 50K Customers In Sierra Foothills, North BayPG&E will shut off power to approximately 48,200 customers in seven counties in the North Bay and the Sierra Foothills early Wednesday morning due to dangerous fire conditions, officials said.
NWS Issues Fire Weather Watch for Bay Area Hills Starting Monday NightThe National Weather Service issued a fire weather watch starting Monday night for the North and East Bay hills and higher elevations in the Diablo Range.
Marin Business Owners Concerned About PG&E Power ShutoffsPG&E has not shut off power in Marin in light of extreme weather yet, but many believe it is inevitable because parts of the county are considered high risk for wildfires.
Thousands Of Inspections To Begin In Sonoma County In Effort To Reduce Wildfire DangerFire inspections are about to begin for more than 3,000 residents of unincorporated Sonoma County as part of an expanded effort to reduce wildfire danger that has grown with a wet winter.
California, Alaska, Hawaii Facing Above-Average Wildfire Threat This SummerCalifornia, Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest face an above-average threat of wildfires this summer, but most of the country should see normal or below-normal problems, forecasters said Sunday.