LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Wild winds and Red Flag Warnings have power company authorities on high alert Saturday.
In turn, those warnings are threatening to spark new blazes in and around fire zones and the burn areas.READ MORE: Game On: LAUSD Says Venice High Baseball Team Can Play On Renovated Field
As a precaution, officials have said power shutoffs could be enacted for the safety of the public and property.
Southern California Edison again warned of possible “Public Safety Power Shutoffs,” meaning transmission lines in danger of being damaged by high winds could be de-energized to prevent possible wildfires, but resulting in customers losing power.READ MORE: Who Is Eligible For The Possible New Round Of Stimulus Payments In California?
The power shutoffs could last several hours, the company has said.
As of Saturday afternoon, nearly 5,000 SCE customers in parts of Santa Clarita, Canyon Country, Chatsworth, Acton and Castaic were under consideration for power shutoffs.MORE NEWS: Man Arrested After Allegedly Shooting At Deputies With Pellet Gun
Are you impacted? To find out if you’re in an affected area, SCE is providing shutoff updates on a website. For more information click here.