Officials emphasize the need to prepare for an awful 2019 fire season

Firefighters battle flames at a burning apartment complex in Paradise, California in November. State fire officials say power lines coming into contact with trees have sparked multiple Northern California wildfires in recent years. PG&E submitted its
Firefighters battle flames at a burning apartment complex in Paradise, California in November. State fire officials say power lines coming into contact with trees have sparked multiple Northern California wildfires in recent years. PG&E submitted its "wildfire mitigation plan" Wednesday, which lets it cut off power to any of its 5.4 million customers during extremely dry and windy weather.
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Wildfires are coming and you need to get ready. That was the message state and local officials hammered home during a press conference earlier this month in Orange County, as part of Wildfire Preparedness week.