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PG&E and the Kincade Fire

I just got home from Arnold - the power was still on there, but when I got back to Livermore, there was a 12-hour PSPS notice from PG&E waiting for me, so it will probably go out tonight.

I was curious about th Kincade fire since my wife went to high school in that area. I found an excellent very recent article from the SF Chronicle, and the news is not good - they are expecting really high winds in the next 12 hours.

When I read the whole article, I came across the following:

"...The governor also stepped up his criticism of PG&E as state regulators look into whether the utility company’s equipment played a role in the fire.

"The company told state regulators Thursday that equipment on a transmission tower broke near the origin point shortly before the Kincade Fire was reported at about 9:25 p.m. Wednesday. That’s despite the fact that power had been shut off in the area — but not on that transmission line — in an effort to prevent such an event."

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Matt Chester on Oct 28, 2019 2:31 pm GMT

Hope your family managed OK during the shutoffs and don't get affected by the damages going on, John!

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