Thousands in Southern California face loss of power in fire weather

Utility Southern California Edison said nearly 50,000 of its customers could go dark as a prevention measure.

11/28/2020 5:02:00 AM

At least 50,000 Southern California residents could lose power Friday as part of precautionary cutoffs to prevent sparking fires, Utility Southern California Edison says.

Utility Southern California Edison said nearly 50,000 of its customers could go dark as a prevention measure.

Noah Berger / APNov. 28, 2020, 12:18 AM UTCByDennis RomeroThousands of utility customers in Southern California were warned they could be in the dark Friday because dry, windy fire weather was whipping the region.Initially 100,000 customers were under consideration for precautionary power cutoffs to prevent sparking fires, but that number was reduced to 47,000 by afternoon, said Taelor Bakewell, a spokeswoman for Southern California Edison.

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Still, electricity was cut off to 15,796 customers Friday under the preventative plan, she said.Customers in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties could still be affected, she said. Another 2,739 customers in San Diego County were warned of possible shutoffs from San Diego Gas & Electric, the utility said.

The city of Los Angeles has its own taxpayer-run utility that doesn't participate in precautionary outages. The shutoffs have otherwise became customary during dry, windy weather in California. Read more: NBC News »

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