Preemptive power outage in California will impact almost 800,000 customers, utility says, as state hopes to prevent wildfires

By Tim Balk

California’s largest utility said Tuesday it will cut power to almost 800,000 customers in a bid to dodge the devastating infernos that have destroyed thousands of buildings and killed dozens in recents years.

The preemptive power outage will start Wednesday shortly afternoon midnight, Pacific…

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