VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - Thousands of Southern California Edison customers who live in Ventura County are under watch for a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff on Tuesday.
According to SoCal Edison, when there is a high risk for wildfires in an area, power may be temporarily shut off in some neighborhoods in an effort to prevent their electric system from sparking a fire.
As of Monday, nearly 70,000 customers in six different counties are on watch for potential shutoffs this Tuesday.
- Ventura County - 15,272 customers
- Kern County - 6,563 customers
- Los Angeles County - 11,729 customers
- Orange County - 6,448 customers
- Riverside County - 4,883 customers
- San Bernardino County - 25,023 customers
Affected Ventura County residents are those in the Santa Paula and Fillmore area, Ojai, Piru, Somis, Camarillo and Moorpark. To view a map of the monitored areas, click here.
SCE said affected customers are notified well in advance before being monitored for a shutoff so that they can prepare.
This power shutoff announcement comes as record high temperatures burn through the state. Wildfires have continued blazing across millions of acres of Northern California, leaving firefighting services stretched thin.
The US Forest Service has also taken steps to prevent wildfires by temporarily closing eight national forests and restricting visitors from igniting fires of their own.
To view an interactive map and for more information of potential power shutoff zones, visit www.sce.com/wildfire/psps.