Gov. Gavin Newsom declared an emergency Tuesday over wildfires burning throughout California as the state's power grid operator pleaded for continued conservation to avoid rolling blackouts.
By Janie Har, Associated Press
The governor warned that customers could again lose power Monday. Newsom also sent an letter to state energy overseers demanding to know why blackouts occurred with such little notice to the public.
By Janie Har, Adam Beam, Associated Press
During California’s recent wildfires, the intentional blackouts PG&E implemented to reduce danger frustrated residents. The utility’s poorly maintained infrastructure is blamed for at least five previous fires. Now, the mayors of over a dozen California cities are suggesting PG&E should…
Southern California was yet again assaulted by wind-driven wildfires Thursday. Some 500 homes and 1,300 people were evacuated when fast-moving flames burned through a San Bernardino neighborhood. In the northern part of the state, most evacuations have been lifted as…
By Stephanie Sy
A new fire is burning Wednesday in California’s Simi Valley. With winds gusting to 80 miles per hour, the National Weather Service issued a rarely used warning of extreme fire danger in the southern part of the state. In Northern…
Fires are burning across several parts of California, and power is out for hundreds of thousands of residents there. As firefighters try to contain the blazes, frustration is mounting toward utility company PG&E for the prolonged blackouts it says are…
By Janie Har, Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press
Frustration and anger mounted across Northern California as Pacific Gas & Electric, the state's largest utility, began its third round of sweeping blackouts in a week.
California is under a state of emergency, with multiple wildfires burning and threatening thousands of homes. Over two million customers experienced power outages throughout the weekend -- and may face more this week if dry, windy conditions persist. Stephanie Sy…
By Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press
The blackouts impact a half-million people — or nearly 180,000 customers — in 15 counties.
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