public safety power shutoffs

Firefighters on the Central and South Coasts are keeping a close eye on the weather forecast, with strong wind creating the potential for elevated brush fire conditions for the next few days. The forecast prompted Southern California Edison to announce there could be scattered public safety power shutoffs in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

Firefighters on the Central and South Coasts are keeping a close eye on the weather forecast, with strong wind creating the potential for elevated brush fire conditions for the next few days. The forecast prompted Southern California Edison to announce there could be some public safety power shutoffs in Santa Barbara County, but the areas under consideration have been downsized.

The mild weather we’re having right now may be just another break before another wave of potentially dangerous wind, and high brush fire potential for parts of the Central and South Coasts. National Weather Service meteorologists say we could see some strong wind around the end of the work week. At this point, the concern is about the potential for strong wind in Santa Barbara County, in the Santa Ynez Mountain Range.

Southern California Edison has lifted all of the precautionary power shutoffs it had in place for Ventura County due to high brush fire danger.

At it's peak, nearly 8,000 customers in the county were impacted by outages, which at the time was the most of any county in Southern California.  Parts of Camarillo, Fillmore, Santa Paula, Santa Susana, and Simi Valley were affected.  

High brush fire danger predicted for this week could result in some Public Safety Power Shutoffs on the Central and South Coasts.

Southern California Edison has put more than 21,000 customers on notice in Ventura County of a possible shutoff.  The impacted areas includes parts of Camarillo, Fillmore, the Santa Rosa Valley, Ventura, the unincorporated area north of Moorpark, Piru, and Santa Susana.