SoCal Edison Sets Up Town Hall On South Coast To Address Power Issues, Wildfires

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After several fires in California, including the Thomas Fire in the last year, the Edison company is reaching out to the public to talk about its policies when it comes to wildfires and our power supply.

The company has developed protocols relating to power shutoff in extreme fire conditions such as high winds, that may present a clear danger to the public.

They say that shutoff then is a last resort and they don't intend to disrupt the power supply except for safety purposes.

Edison has also been working closely with fire agencies to comply with their fire prevention plans via tree pruning.

They also have weather stations and cameras to monitor high fire-risk areas.

Edison's meeting with the public will take place Wednesday, 8/15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Earl Warren Showgrounds.