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Advisory: Public Safety Power Shutoff for Mariposa County

MARIPOSA – Oct. 23, 2020 – PG&E has notified the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event that is currently forecasted to affect areas of Mariposa County. This event is anticipated to begin on the afternoon of Sunday Oct. 25 and last through the evening of Tuesday Oct. 27 or Wednesday morning Oct. 28 before ...

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PG&E Expecting Public Safety Power Shutoff Due to Extreme Fire Weather for Madera County Mountain Communities

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Oct. 23, 2020 – PG&E has notified the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event that is expected to affect areas of Madera County Mountain Communities. The PSPS is in response to the National Weather Service issuing a red flag warning for extreme fire weather for portions of the Sierra ...

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PG&E Installs More Than 300 Weather Stations and 130 Fire Watch Cameras So Far in 2020; More Planned Before End of Year

SAN FRANCISCO — A rapidly growing network of weather stations and high definition cameras across High-Fire Threat Districts provide Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) meteorologists and analysts, weather-watchers and first responders with detailed, real-time information that’s crucial during California’s wildfire season. So far in 2020, PG&E has added 300 weather stations and 137 fire watch cameras this year as it ...

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California Poison Control Offers Prevention Tips About Wildfire Smoke Dangers 

San Francisco – California Poison Control System (CPCS), the largest single provider of poison control services in the U.S., has issued a warning about the dangers of wildfire smoke for children and adults with fires now burning throughout the West. “Wildfire smoke exposure can cause irritation to the eyes, nose, throat and lungs,” said Dr. Rais Vohra, Medical Director for ...

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PG&E Planned Power Outages October 1 & 3

On Thursday, October 1, multiple buildings in Big Oak Flat and Hodgdon Meadows will have planned commercial power outages for Wildfire Safety Work. Outages are scheduled for 8am – 4pm. On Saturday, October 3, the Mariposa Grove Administrative Office will have planned commercial power outages to replace electrical poles. That outage is scheduled for 9am – 4pm. For more information ...

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Milder Weather Aiding Fire Crews Fighting California Fires

CALIFORNIA – Sept. 19, 2020 – Over 19,000 firefighters continue to battle 27 major wildfires in California, as well as one extended attack wildfire. Milder weather is helping the fire fight as crews continue to gain ground on many of the major incidents. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 22 initial attack wildfires across the State, all of which were contained quickly. ...

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Weather Aiding Crews on the Creek Fire

MADERA COUNTY – Sept. 18, 2020 – Weather conditions for today will feature increasing humidity along with the chance for light showers in the region. This humidity will help reduce the volatility of spot fires, and slow progression of the fire in the north and northeastern sections of the fire. The favorable weather conditions continue to allow the Madera County ...

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Alert | US National Weather Service Hanford California

HANFORD – The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather alert of north to northeast wind gusts from 30 to 50 mph for much of the area where the Creek Fire is burning this evening and into the night. These strong, gusty winds will  likely result in extreme fire behavior  creating even more challenging conditions for the firefighters. Please ...

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Creek Fire and High Winds Bring Significant Smoke

The Creek Fire and other wildfires around the state are causing smoke impacts to all counties of the Valley air basin.  As a result, the District is reissuing the current health caution (originally issued on August 17th), which will remain in place until the fires are extinguished. The District anticipates unhealthy air quality to affect various parts of the Valley ...

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PG&E Customers Urged to Conserve Energy During Labor Day Weekend Heat Wave

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges its customers to conserve energy during afternoons and evenings over the three-day Labor Day weekend. The state’s grid operator has issued a Flex Alert, based on a forecast of increased power demand due to expected high temperatures. Customers are asked to reduce their energy use from 3 p.m. until 9 ...

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