According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, PG&E shut off power to over 48,000 homes in Northern California last week to help prevent wildfires. The energy company decided to do so due to high winds and overly-hot extreme weather conditions throughout Northern California.
The areas affected by PG&E’s power shutoff included parts of Butte, Plumas, Nevada, and Yuba Counties as well as parts of Chico and Yuba City.
The fire danger warning for Northern California was lifted yesterday (Wednesday 9/26/2019) since temperatures are supposed to drop throughout the rest of the week. PG&E has also returned power to the areas affected by their shutoff.
However, even with cooler temperatures, Southern California remains under a fire warning. The warning remains in effect in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles County areas. So, while Northern California and PG&E may be finished shutting of power (for now), Southern California’s power company (Southern California Edison) states that more than 150,000 customers are at risk for power shutoffs within the next few days.