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Unprecedented power outages begin in California as winds bring critical fire danger

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-08/pge-power-shutdown-winds-critical-fire-danger

In an unprecedented move, Pacific Gas & Electric said it will shut off power to about 800,000 customers across Northern California in a desperate attempt to avoid wildfires caused by winds damaging power equipment. PG&E said the power cutoffs will begin just after midnight Wednesday.