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Lights out: Power cut in California to prevent deadly fires

Oct 10, 2019 - Associated Press Financial Wire

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - More than a million people in California were without electricity Wednesday as the state's largest utility pulled the plug to prevent a repeat of the past two years when windblown power lines sparked deadly wildfires that destroyed thousands of homes.

The unpopular move that disrupted daily life - prompted by forecasts calling for dry, gusty weather - came after catastrophic fires sent Pacific Gas & Electric Co. into bankruptcy and forced it to take more aggressive st...