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Thomas Fire knocks out power again in Santa Barbara County

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Southern California Edison Southern California Edison

Lights have gone dark again for thousands of residents in southern Santa Barbara County as a result of a wildfire burning in Southern California. 

Southern California Edison reports as of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, approximately 20,000 customers lost power in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties because of the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula. 

Power went out to 83,000 Santa Barbara County residents Monday night but was restored by 3:00 a.m. Tuesday. 

Residents in the affected areas should be prepared to be without power or experience intermittent outages for the next few days as the Thomas Fire rages on. 

Edison crews are working to restore power but unable to do so in areas impacted by fire conditions. 

Edison officials say on their outage website that transmission line are threatened by flames and could cause more outages. 

Customers may report or inquire about outages at 800-611-1911 and get the latest information using the SCE outages website.

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