PG&E officials said Sunday that power has been turned off for extreme fire-risk areas of Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties.
About 17,500 customers are affected by the shut-off, according to PG&E.
As of 8:48 PM, PG&E has proactively turned off power in extreme fire-risk areas of El Dorado, Amador & Calaveras counties based on localized weather forecasts calling for wind gusts of up to 50 mph tonight into Mon. AM. Approx. 42k customers impacted. pic.twitter.com/I6OgAmfNlK
— PG&E (@PGE4Me) October 15, 2018
The move is amid weather forecasts that show extreme fire danger in several areas of California. Localized wind gusts up to 50 mph are expected into Monday morning.