SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric says it may shut off power in parts of more than a dozen Northern California counties.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the utility says the warning issued Saturday night was prompted by extreme fire weather conditions and strong winds expected Sunday.
Red flag fire warnings are expected in areas including the East Bay hills in Oakland and Fremont, the hills of Napa and eastern Sonoma counties, the Diablo Range, the North Bay mountains, the Sacramento Valley and the northern Sierra Nevada and Northern Coast Range.
PG&E said it could start turning off power Sunday night.
Gusty winds are expected Sunday in the hills of the Bay Area. Wind gusts in the higher elevations of the North Bay could reach as high as 50 mph. The winds were expected to last into this morning.
The possible shut down of power will affect residents in dozens of cities across 12 counties. Those cities and counties include the following, according to PG&E:
uLake County (Clearlake, Clearlake Oaks, Clearlake Park, Cobb, Finley, Hidden Valley Lake, Kelseyville, Lakeport, Lower Lake, Middletown)
uNapa County (Angwin, Calistoga, Deer Park, Lake Berryessa, Napa, Pope Valley, Saint Helena)
uSonoma County (Cloverdale, Geyserville, Healdsburg, Santa Rosa)
uYuba County (Brownsville, Camptonville, Challenge, Dobbins, Marysville, Oregon House, Strawberry Valley)
uButte County (Berry Creek, Brush Creek, Clipper Mills, Feather Falls, Forbestown, Oroville)
uSierra County (Alleghany, Downieville, Goodyears Bar, Pike City, Sierra City),
uPlacer County (Alta, Applegate, Auburn, Baxter, Colfax, Dutch Flat, Emigrant Gap, Foresthill, Gold Run, Loomis, Meadow Vista, Weimar)
uNevada County (Chicago Park, Grass Valley, Nevada City, North San Juan, Penn Valley, Rough and Ready, Soda Springs, Washington)
uEl Dorado County (Aukum, Camino, Coloma, Cool, Diamond Springs, El Dorado, Fair Play, Garden Valley, Georgetown, Greenwood, Grizzly Flats, Kelsey, Kyburz, Mount Aukum, Omo Ranch, Pacific House, Placerville, Pollock Pines, Shingle Springs, Silver Fork, Somerset, Strawberry, Twin Bridges)
uAmador County (Fiddletown, Jackson, Pine Grove, Pioneer, Plymouth, Sutter Creek, Volcano)
uPlumas County (La Porte)
uCalaveras County (Glencoe, Mokelumne Hill, Mountain Ranch, Rail Road Flat, West Point, Wilseyville)