LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – With a red flag warning looming for Thursday and Friday, Southern California Edison said that it could cut power to transmission lines in some areas at high risk for brush fires.
The warning is in effect from 10 a.m. Thursday to 10 p.m. Friday with wind gusts up to 60 mph. The strongest winds are expected Thursday night into Friday morning.READ MORE: Federal Court Strikes Down Judge’s Order To Provide Housing To All Skid Row Homeless
The affected areas include Malibu, the Santa Clarita Valley, Agoura Hills, Altadena, the Santa Ana foothills communities in Orange County and neighboring communities.
About 53,000 business and residential customers could have their power cut if high winds pose a risk of downing electrical transmission lines and sparking brush fires, according to SCE.READ MORE: Smokey Southland Skies Caused By Wildfires Burning In Northern And Central California Spur Air Quality Concerns
High winds could also down trees and cause property damage.
The utility is directly notifying customers of the possible outages.MORE NEWS: Father Memorializes Son, Who Died In 2019 Conception Boat Fire, Along Last 500 Miles Of 2,600 Mile Hike
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