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Millions in California may be in the dark for a week if PG&E shuts off power due to fire potential, San Jose mayor says

(CNN)Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) announced Monday it may shut off power this week in nearly 30 northern California counties in response to strong and dry winds posing a fire threat."We would encourage residents and businesses to prepare for being without power for potentially as long as seven days," San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said in a press conference Monday night. Nearly 2 million people could be affected if there is a shutdown Wednesday, Liccardo said, as well as about 67 schools. The public safety power shutoff would span across northern, central, coastal and Bay Area counties, the utility company said. PG&E has previously said it's "probable" that its equipment started the 2018 Camp Fire -- California's deadliest and most destructi ...
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