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Second round of power outages begins in California amid wildfire concerns


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California's largest energy provider began another deliberate blackout Wednesday amid concerns of strong winds that could spark wildfires that have devasted communities across the states in recent years.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said the 48-hour power outage was to affect nearly 180,000 homes and businesses in portions of 17 counties in the Sierra foothills and north of the San Francisco Bay Area.


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