Update on Power Shutoffs, Weather and the Kincade Fire

28 min
at 10:30 AM
Homes continue to burn after the Kincade Fire moved through the area on October 24, 2019 in Geyserville, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As the Kincade Fire continues its path across northeast Sonoma County forcing thousands of residents to flee and burning nearly 22,000 acres, PG&E revealed yesterday that it had a transmission line failure near the fire's origin. PG&E is planning for more widespread shutoffs of 17 counties over the weekend as forecasts are calling for more heat and high winds. We get an update on PG&E's plans for the weather forecast over the weekend.

Guests:

Marisa Lagos, politics correspondent, KQED News; co-host KQED's "Political Breakdown" podcast

Craig Clement, professor of meteorology and director, Fire Weather Research Lab at San Jose State University

Ralph Borrmann, spokesperson, Bay Area Air Quality Management District

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