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Wildfires, power shut-offs impact cellular networks in California

October 31, 2019


More than 350 cellular sites in northern and southern California have been impacted by the widespread electrical grid shut-downs by utility PG&E, as well as wildfires burning across the state.

The FCC activated its disaster reporting program for 32 California counties across the state, from Los Angeles and San Diego to Shasta and Sonoma. Wildfires are burning in both northern and southern California, and PG&E has put in place forced power outages in an attempt to prevent blazes from starting. The largest blaze is the Kincade fire, at more than 75,000 acres and 45% containment.

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