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Yosemite National Park Declares Fire Season Has Begun

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Yosemite National Park has declared fire season as of June 30, 2022 due to hotter and drier weather conditions. Fire season is officially enacted when the fire danger ratings for the park are at or above a moderate level for three consecutive days. When recreating, be sure to follow all fire rules and regulations. Help prevent human ...

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PG&E Turns on Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) said today that its Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings (EPSS) now protect approximately 3 million people, or more than 1 million customers, who live in high fire-risk areas within the company’s service area. The safety settings turn off power within one-tenth of a second when a fault, such as a tree limb ...

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