SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – High fire danger in northern California has prompted PG&E to notify about 70,000 customers about possible outages. In a statement Thursday, it says it may proactively turn off power in order to avoid the threat of wildfires from sparking power lines.

The following counties could see a disruption in their power:

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  • Butte County
  • Lake County
  • Napa County
  • Nevada County
  • Placer County
  • Plumas County
  • Sierra County
  • Sonoma County
  • Yuba County

“We understand how important electric service is to customers, so we are considering temporarily turning off power in the interest of safety only as a last resort during extreme weather conditions to reduce the risk of wildfire,” said Pat Hogan, senior vice president of Electric Operations.

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The company says it will send out automated voice messages, texts, and emails notifying people of the potential shutoff. To ensure you’re on the notification list, click here, or call  1-866-743-6589.

To find out if your home or business could have a disruption, click here.

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