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PG&E may shut off power to thousands of California homes

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Pacific Gas and Electric announced it may shut off power to up to 800,000 homes in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.

The move is designed to prevent fallen power lines from igniting wildfires.

"The conditions are ripe: dry fuel, high winds, warm event. Any spark can create a significant event," said Ray Riordan, director of the Office of Emergency Management in San Jose.

Last year, the Camp Fire disaster burned 150,000 acres and killed 86 people. PG&E's equipment was cited as a factor in an investigation.

Read more from BBC News.


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