Power off for wildfire safety

This California Public Utilities Commission map shows fire danger areas of elevated and extreme risk. Courtesy photo
Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric and other power companies throughout California will be shutting down power to fire-prone areas when there is potentially dangerous weather conditions, the utility groups recently announced.“During these events, we will proactively turn off power in high fire risk areas to reduce the threat of wildfires. Turning off our customers’ power is not something we take lightly, but public safety power shut-off events are one of the ways we can better ensure the safety of the public, our customers and our employees,” Edison said in a recent statement.Fire danger areas at either elevated or extreme risk include much of western Riverside County and North San Diego County, including the Fallbrook and Bonsall areas, Anza, Aguanga, all
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