Environment & Science

SoCal Edison unveils new center to prevent wildfires

Inside the Southern California Edison's new center.
Inside the Southern California Edison's new center.
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Southern California Edison opened its doors for the first time Wednesday for a behind-the-scenes look at its new situational awareness center. 

This state-of-the-art facility in Irwindale is designed to help the power company better fight fires. Its opening comes after a wrongful death lawsuit alleged the power company's faulty equipment sparked last year's Thomas Fire, California's largest wildfire to date.