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More than 1 million in California are without power to curb wildfire risk; more outages coming

More than 1 million in California are without power to curb wildfire risk; more outages coming

California power outagesMore than 1 million Californians were  in the dark Wednesday in the first phase of a multi-day Public Safety  Power Shutoff aimed at curbing wildfire risks amid high winds and hot, dry conditions.

Pacific  Gas and Electric said power was shut off to 513,000 Northern California  homes and businesses early Wednesday. Another 234,000 Pacific Gas and  Electric customers will lose power at noon local time, and 42,000  customers in the southernmost areas of the company’s reach could also go  dark, the state’s largest power company said.

The  precautionary shutdown is expected to last through most of Thursday, and  some areas could be without power longer as the utility ramps back up  after the winds abate.

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