PG&E warns of safety blackouts in Northern California amid risky wildfire conditions
The Dixie fire pushes through the Genesee Valley on Aug. 21, 2021, in Genesee, California. - Allison Dinner/Getty Images North America/TNS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — PG&E Corp. warned it might shut off power to thousands of customers in portions of 13 California counties starting Monday morning because of dry wind amid critical fire weather conditions. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. sent notifications on Saturday to the customers who could be affected by this latest Public Safety Power Shutoff “to reduce the risk of wildfire from energized power lines,” according to a company news release. The potential shutoffs include 20 affected PG&E customers in Yolo County. PG&E is already under investigation in connection with the Dixie fire, which...