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SDG&E warns of possible planned outages due to extreme fire conditions

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Posted at 1:08 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 11:19:05-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego Gas and Electric warned customers that the company may have to shut off power to some rural residents due to Santa Ana winds.

The notifications come as the Valley Fire rages and a red flag warning remains through 8 p.m. Wednesday night.

The company said it notified more than 16,000 customers about the possible public safety power shutoffs. Notified residents should be prepared to be without power through Thursday, SDG&E said.

The Valley Fire has scorched more than 17,000 acres and is 11% contained as of Wednesday morning.