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PG&E warns of California blackouts amid wildfire season
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California'sPacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is warning the state's residents to prepare for outages at the start of another threatening wildfire season.
Amidst historic drought conditions for almost 80% of the Golden State, the company urged customers to take action and implement safety and precautionary measures in order to reduce risk.
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In a release, PG&E wrote that state law requires homeowners to keep 100 feet of defensible space around homes and structures or to the property line by clearing out flammable materials like vegetation in order to prevent the spread of a fast-approaching wildfire and help protect firefighters.
The organization also advised that residents regularly clear roof and rain gutters by removing dead leaves or pine needles, trimming tree branches that hang over roofs and strategically landscaping.