Updated 5:08 p.m.
PG&E has announced that it may shut off power to 97,000 customers in the Sierra foothills starting early Sunday morning due to high fire risk in the
Customers in Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Kern, Lake, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Tehama and Yuba counties would be impacted by the potential outage.
As of Friday evening, PG&E says the outages will start early Sunday morning and are expected to last through Monday. PG&E expanded the number of customers who would be impacted by this potential shutoff Friday, after reporting Thursday that 21,000 customers in three counties would be impacted.
A red flag warning is in place for much of interior Northern California down into the Central Valley from 9 p.m. Saturday until noon on Monday as strong winds and extremely dry conditions are expected to increase the risk of wildfires.
More than 8,000 wildfires have already burned more than 3.6 million acres in California this year. Find a map of fires currently burning in the state here.
If PG&E goes forward with this shutoff, it will be the second this month. PG&E shut off power to around 172,000 customers in 21 counties on Sept. 7 due to fire risk posed by intense heat and wind.
Click the search bar in the bottom left corner of this map to see if your address falls within the areas that have been impacted. This map is approximate, but PG&E also has an address lookup tool that will provide more exact information.
If you do fall within the blackout area, this does not mean that you will definitely lose power, just that you are within the area that PG&E may shut off power to.