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PG&E deploys largest-ever power shutoff, but responsibility for Kincade Fire now in question

October 28, 2019

PG&E employees were out in force over the weekend and will resume surveying the utility’s system at sunrise this morning, in the wake of high-wind conditions that saw gusts as high as 102 mph. Ultimately, 965,000 customers were caught up in the PSPS, and another 100,000 lost power for other reasons.

The utility said Sunday that it had begun safety patrols and inspections in several counties where conditions warranted. PG&E said it will aim to restore power within 48 hours, “but given the significance of this high-wind event … the damage may be significant, requiring additional time and resources.”

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