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Power outages begin in California amid hot, windy weather

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Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:46 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's biggest utility shut off electricity to more than a million people Wednesday for what could be days on end, in the most sweeping effort in state history to prevent wildfires caused by windblown power lines.

The move came after two years of catastrophic fires sent Pacific Gas & Electric into bankruptcy and forced it to take more aggressive steps to prevent blazes.

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