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Wildfire risk prompts power shut-offs to 1m Californians as high winds forecast

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Preventive measure aims to stop power lines sparking wildfires as hurricane-force gust recorded north of San Francisco

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Wildfire risk prompts power shut-offs to 1m Californians as high winds forecast

Wildfire risk prompts power shut-offs to 1m Californians as high winds forecast

Preventive measure aims to stop power lines sparking wildfires as hurricane-force gust recorded north of San Francisco

More than 25 million people are under red flag warnings in California as fires burn across the state

More than 25 million people are under red flag warnings in California as fires burn across the state

More than 25 million people in California are under red flag warnings as firefighters continue to battle blazes throughout the state.

Wildfire breaks out in Northern California wine country, spreads to thousands of acres

Wildfire breaks out in Northern California wine country, spreads to thousands of acres

About 2,000 people were ordered to evacuate in Sonoma County after the Kincade Fire started. PG&E said a nearby transmission tower failed just a few minutes beforehand.

PG&E Will Shut Off Power to 179,000 California Customers

PG&E Will Shut Off Power to 179,000 California Customers

The utility, criticized for a botched execution of blackouts two weeks ago, said it was acting to prevent wildfires caused by its equipment.

Hiker Dies as Record Heat Wave, Wildfires Scorch California

Hiker Dies as Record Heat Wave, Wildfires Scorch California

A woman died while hiking in California on Saturday as record high temperatures and several wildfires scorched the state.

Hundreds of thousands brace for power shutoffs as California fires burn 2m acres

Hundreds of thousands brace for power shutoffs as California fires burn 2m acres

Altogether, 721,000 people could be affected by these preventive measures, posing significant risks to the physically vulnerable

California utility PG&E admits it may have ignited wildfire

California utility PG&E admits it may have ignited wildfire

At least six homes were destroyed in California, no immediate injuries were reported.

California: Power cuts expected as Kincade wildfires rage

California: Power cuts expected as Kincade wildfires rage

The fires have already engulfed 10,000 acres in the state and evacuation orders have been sent out.