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High wind creates a spike in wildfire danger for parts of Central and South Coasts

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Some Public Safety Power Shutoffs are possible because of high wind this week on the Central and South Coasts. This is a Southern California Edison crew at work.

Some Public Safety Power Shutoffs possible, but on small scale in rural areas of region.

High wind could create some elevated wildfire danger for parts of the Central and South Coast.

The strongest wind is predicted through Monday night for the mountains in Ventura and Southern Santa Barbara Counties, as well as LA County’s mountains.

There is a possibility of some scattered Public Safety Power Shutoffs. Some 3100 Southern California Edison customers in Ventura County have been notified they could be affected by intentional shutdowns intended to reduce the chance of accidental wildfires.

In Santa Barbara County, about two dozen PG&E customers have been told their power might be out overnight. A little over 200 in San Luis Obispo County received similar notifications.

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