The Southern California Edison utility has cut power to more than 15,000 Southern California customers as gusty Santa Ana winds sweep parts of the region and raise the risk of wildfires.
The utility is also considering additional power cuts Thursday to more than 286,000 customers to prevent wildfires ignited by downed lines or branches blown into them.
The moves came as a fire rages in the wine country of Northern California’s Sonoma County that has destroyed at least three homes and prompted the evacuation of the small community of Geyserville.
At least two fires have erupted in Southern California but they have remained small.
We get the latest on the fires, as well as SoCal Edison shut offs.
With files from the Associated Press.
Martin Espinoza, staff reporter at The Press Democrat, a daily newspaper published in Santa Rosa, California
Will Powers, PIO for the incident with CalFire Sonoma-Lake-Napa-Unit
Jimmy Schiller, PIO for the San Bernardino County Fire Department
Robert Laffoon-Villegas, spokesperson for Southern California Edison