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October 12, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric began shutting off power to about 25,000 customers in parts of northern and central California early Monday as high winds threatened to damage its equipment and potentially ignite wildfires.
Forecasters issued a red flag warning for extreme fire danger as winds gusted up to 55 mph in mountains and 25 to 45 mph in valleys. The warning extends until late today. The strongest winds are expected most of Monday, said Hannah Chandler-Cooley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento.
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