SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — PG&E is is on watch a for potential public safety power shutoff in several Northern California counties on Wednesday, including Napa.
The agency says they will shut off power depending on the weather, potential wind and the fuel moisture content of the vegetation.
The PSPS watch will reach all the way up the center of Northern California, which includes Colusa, Glenn, Shasta, Tehama, Lake and Yolo counties.
The agency says they will notify customers as conditions evolve.
Mop up operations are underway after several small vegetation fires broke out throughout the Bay Area on Monday.
In the North Bay, CAL FIRE LNU and the Vacaville Fire District responded to a 10-acre fire off Cherry Glen Road.
No structures were damaged, and officials say the cause is under investigation.
In the South Bay, CAL FIRE CZU contained a 1.4-acre fire in Brookdale in Santa Cruz County.
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One minor structure was lost and no one was hurt.
Sam Filson, Battalion Chief CAL FIRE and Santa Cruz County Fire, says it’s this time of the year when fire season tends to ramp up.
“Going into August, September, October is typically the time of year we see an uptick in vegetation fires in our area,” Filson said.
Filson said so far this season fire personnel have been focused on the fires burning in the Northern part of the state including Siskiyou and Humboldt Counties.
Filson said even though it may seem like fire season for the Bay Area is off to a slower start, things can change quickly.
Signing up for local emergency alerts will keep you informed.
“Encourage people to be fire safe, and to be aware of their surroundings and to be aware of incidents going on – there’s many different avenues to gain information about ongoing incidents including the PulsePoint app,” Filson said.
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