California blaze forces evacuations as wind spurs blackouts

Posted on AllSides October 27th, 2019
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A wildfire in Northern California’s wine country forced nearly 100,000 people to flee their homes over the weekend as historic winds pushed the state’s largest utility to cut electricity for millions of people in an effort to prevent more fires.

The fear that the winds could blow embers and spread fire across a major highway prompted authorities to expand evacuation orders into parts of Santa Rosa, a city of 175,000 that was devastated by a wildfire two years ago. The latest evacuation orders after Pacific Gas...

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