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SoCal Edison shuts off power for people west of Goleta due to fire risk

SoCal Edison shuts off power west of Goleta
Posted at 7:28 PM, Sep 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-07 22:45:21-04

Southern California Edison has shut off power for residents west of Goleta due to risk of fire in the area.

Goleta city officials say people living in the following areas have been notified of the shutoff:

  • Unincorporated areas from Gaviota to Point Conception
  • Unincorporated areas west of Goleta

The Public Safety Power Shut-off (PSPS) is a new safety precaution local utilities companies are taking to reduce the risk of fire.

It is unclear when power will be turned back on.

Authorities say the following areas of Santa Barbara will be monitored for a potential PSPS:

  • Unincorporated areas near Gaviota
  • Unincorporated areas near Las Flores Canyon

The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Services tweeted out the information Saturday.

For more information, call SCE at 1-800-611-1911.