By: Savannah Smith | 10-10-2017 | News
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Wildfires in Northern California Leave 26k Residents without Gas and Power

Wildfires in Northern California including Napa and Sonoma counties have resulted to 99,000 PG&E customers going without power as of early Monday evening.

Gas service to about 26,000 customers in Santa Rosa, Yountville, Napa, and Kenwood have also been shut off. It was done so as the precautionary measure since a fire can damage a gas pipe or meter.

PG&E officials assured, however, that once first responders have given them the go signal that it is safe to do so, they will send crews to begin assessing the damage and start restoring service.

There are also reports of downed power lines and poles. PG&E is urging the people affected to assume a downed wire or line is life and to better stay away from such for their own safety and protection.

California officials said that the wildfires in both Napa and Sonoma counties have resulted in the death of a total of 10 people. The wildfires started late Sunday and Monday morning.


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