Pacific Gas and Electric Company said it will shut off power to 940,000 customers in Northern California Saturday in an attempt to prevent more wildfires in the state.
Power shutoffs will impact 36 counties.
Extreme wind along with dry and hot conditions are to blame for the drastic measures, PG&E says:
“This wind event is forecast to be the most serious weather situation that Northern and Central California has experienced in recent memory. We understand the widespread impacts this Public Safety Power Shutoff will have across Northern and Central California.”