Possible power shut-off in Northern California counties
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric says it may shut off power in parts of more than a dozen Northern California counties.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the utility says the warning issued Saturday night was prompted by extreme fire weather conditions and strong winds expected Sunday.
Red flag fire warnings are expected in areas including the East Bay hills in Oakland and Fremont, the hills of Napa and eastern Sonoma counties, the Diablo Range, the North Bay mountains, the Sacramento Valley and the northern Sierra Nevada and Northern Coast Range.
PG&E said it could start turning off power Saturday night.
Gusty winds are expected Sunday in the hills of the Bay Area. Wind gusts in the higher elevations of the North Bay could reach as high as 50 mph.