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.
The power company has proactively turned off power to areas west of Goleta (Naples to Jalama) to reduce the risk of fire. More info: call SCE at1-800-611-1911 or https://t.co/HeP9TLC3eO. Only call 911 if you are having an emergency. #ReadySBC.org— SBCountyOEM (@SBCountyOEM) September 8, 2019
For more information, call SCE at 1-800-611-1911.