PG&E begins power outage in California due to wildfire threat

  • Published: 09 October 2019
  • Millions of people in California could be without electricity for days. PG&E started shutting off power overnight in more than half of California's 58 counties in what the company is calling an "unprecedented wildfire danger." Roughly 800,000 customers are expected to be impacted. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

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Comments • 2 052

  • davetileguy
    davetileguy  22 hours back

    Burn baby burn...

    • bigbangnone
      bigbangnone  2 days back

      There is a recall petition going around to recall CA Gov Gavin Newsom - Find it and sign it !!!

      • STAGING & LIGHTING SensatioN

        Jajajajaja keep sewing guys .naw you pay for it. USA usa USSR take over

        • A.LaVerne Filan
          A.LaVerne Filan  2 days back

          If there are any firefighter's in California who are temporarily unemployed you might try amusing yourself by watching a YouTube video, 'Evie Tornquist It Only Takes a Spark ✝️ Pass it on-smyrnaoslo'. She even sing's it in two language's to inspire more sparking!

          • SeedPlanter
            SeedPlanter  3 days back

            Wtf is wrong with utube? Everything is a week old..Pg&e and the Rothchilds are up to something .And its not good

            • Philip Lane
              Philip Lane  3 days back

              PG&E (Poisonous Gases & Explosions)

              • Katsquirrel
                Katsquirrel  3 days back

                Just think of all the emissions that are not being released into the atmosphere.... California saving the world from climate change single-handedly 😂😂

                • Randy Boisa
                  Randy Boisa  4 days back

                  A democratic run California state with the highest gasoline prices, power prices, sales tax, property tax in the nation, human feces, vomit, urine on the sidewalks of every California Democratic run big city free health care from the tax payers for ileagle  "Immigrants", and now third world black outs every time the wind supposedly blows

                  • Craven Morehead
                    Craven Morehead  4 days back

                    The only thing missing is Kim Jong Un

                    • Bucky Pinata
                      Bucky Pinata  4 days back

                      What is the issue? Look at it as fighting global's what Kalifornia wants....

                      • Sollous
                        Sollous  5 days back

                        This is what I feared, an electric car's worst nightmare.

                        • gloryboundkev
                          gloryboundkev  5 days back

                          Looting and Muslim attacks are next

                          • gloryboundkev
                            gloryboundkev  5 days back

                            California power lines are underground. The main lines are too strong and high to be affected. They want more money.

                            • CarmineFragione
                              CarmineFragione  5 days back

                              This is a ruse. High winds, topple rocks off cliffs that strike with electron charges and causes sparks, in the wind . Semi Arid zones need the brush cut and trees cut to manage wild fires. But instead of the truth , they shut off the Electricity to create a NEW MYTH. Fires would start even if no human population was present, it is a natural outcome . But to blame electricity has implications of creating false beliefs , and then hurt the people, to cause some sort of revolutionary change.
                              But if you say, simply cut the brush, create the jobs for those who cannot find work , and benefit society, they will say you are anti environmentalists , because you want to cut down the trees . So they have vast great forest fires, which blacken the skies with more carbon than any human cause, but it works to promote their revolution,

                              • T West
                                T West  5 days back

                                Come on CBS - let's hear your liberal spin on California's paradise lost! We know what you will say i.e. it's Trump fault! LOL!

                                • THESEADOG82
                                  THESEADOG82  5 days back

                                  Democrats. That's all , socialism take a look

                                  • David Snyder
                                    David Snyder  5 days back

                           was given to U.S. from GOD ! through " Our Founding Fathers ", and has brought it forward to U.S.A. TODAY ,  to Destroy the Evil in and from DC !

                                    • M.A. M.R.
                                      M.A. M.R.  6 days back

                                      Thats trump country in those north California mountains so let them starve.

                                      • Warlan Tactical
                                        Warlan Tactical  6 days back


                                        • flying fast
                                          flying fast  6 days back

                                          I'm sorry but that whole area needs to convert to solar energy whatever Solar Company can make a house with stainable is going to make a lot of money in that area and also they could run natural gas lines and have natural gas generators for when the risk is high for Fires for right now

                                          • mohider khana
                                            mohider khana  6 days back

                                            Wildfire ? or fire set by MS13 garbage paid for by demorats to distract you while they pass 17 Gun laws and take away your 2A nd 1A ( no repeaters on state land ) ??? wake up ... Oh , guess who did not do forest land management and brush clearing to prevent wildfires !?

                                            • Suzanne
                                              Suzanne  7 days back


                                              • gjonezy9
                                                gjonezy9  7 days back

                                                Hey, California... I have some of that there electricity for sale.

                                                What is wireless power transfer?

                                                • Gina ChildFree
                                                  Gina ChildFree  7 days back

                                                  BURY THE POWER LINES

                                                  • Michael De santa
                                                    Michael De santa  7 days back

                                                    Pge is owned by the the Rothschilds

                                                    • Cliff Williams
                                                      Cliff Williams  7 days back

                                                      False flag again!

                                                      • Bob Singh
                                                        Bob Singh  7 days back

                                                        And yet no one is talking about the obvious arson that is going on. Tweakers and the Fire
                                                        Departments themselves - yeah I said it !

                                                        • j smith
                                                          j smith  7 days back


                                                          • Gary Steele
                                                            Gary Steele  7 days back

                                                            So, backfires are a good idea?

                                                            • Ruthie May
                                                              Ruthie May  7 days back

                                                              California is a third world country. Kick them out of the US and DON'T give them any financial AID!!!

                                                              • mystique
                                                                mystique  7 days back

                                                                While I'm watching this video, I remember the situation in the USSR around 85-89 last century. I think the USA now is before the collapse.

                                                                • Rolo Roberts
                                                                  Rolo Roberts  7 days back

                                                                  Can anybody explain this?

                                                                  • Franklin Sharp
                                                                    Franklin Sharp  1 weeks back

                                                                    Looks like PG&E have been proven innocent!

                                                                    • gRosh08
                                                                      gRosh08  1 weeks back

                                                                      gta in California due to power outage?

                                                                      • Brad Lyons
                                                                        Brad Lyons  1 weeks back

                                                                        Would California's electrical power grid system be safer today had multi-billionaire John Pierpont Morgan allowed Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse to set up America's electrical power grid as a wireless system by using longitudinal scalar wave transmission of electricity instead of using electrical power lines? Purportedly, J.P. Morgan had refused to finance Nikola Tesla's original idea to set up America's electrical power grid as a wireless system because Nikola Tesla had admitted to J.P. Morgan that there was no conceivable way to attach electric utility meters to each property address to measure and keep track of how much electricity each property would use on a month-to-month basis. Perhpas Nikola Tesla's original idea was for citizens to pay a monthly flat rate fee or tax to use electricity, but without electric utility meters to measure and keep track of how much electricity each property address was using on a monthly basis.

                                                                        • tcwaterdrill
                                                                          tcwaterdrill  1 weeks back

                                                                          How does those laws that California past that make the power companies responible for the fire damage caused by high winds and dry weather look now. I don't blame the power companies for cutting power to these areas, nothing like cuting off the power to these areas to stop the wildfires, PG&E is only trying to look out for the safety of everyone in that area. Take time to check back before electricity came to that area, did they ever have wildfires?

                                                                          • Ms12345678ab
                                                                            Ms12345678ab  1 weeks back

                                                                            Why are they not shutting the power off in Southern California where all the liberals live

                                                                            • Joe Powell
                                                                              Joe Powell  1 weeks back

                                                                              DO NOT WATCH TV NEWS PEOPLE!!!!!!

                                                                              • Huntersmoonx Grim
                                                                                Huntersmoonx Grim  1 weeks back

                                                                                Jeez Californians, you have fires, power outages, poo, needles, massive homeless, ancient plagues. TRY electing Republicans and see if things get better. They can't do worse. What next under the socialist democrats, locusts and frogs????

                                                                                • Dragunov Bushcraft
                                                                                  Dragunov Bushcraft  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Well, when you suit a company, AFTER you've tied their hands, with not allowing them to clear brush, trim trees, and continue electing idiot environazis, you get what's coming to you. Suck it up.

                                                                                  • Ron Stokes
                                                                                    Ron Stokes  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Deforestation, cleaning up their own back yard could have helped. Blame pg&e but blame the government and treehuggers too.

                                                                                    • fox mulder
                                                                                      fox mulder  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Pg and e started the camp fires with their SMART METERS#! They can be used to literally blow ur homes up get rid of them!

                                                                                      • fox mulder
                                                                                        fox mulder  1 weeks back

                                                                                        BULLSHYT! this is a martial law drill

                                                                                        • Well Wisdom
                                                                                          Well Wisdom  1 weeks back

                                                                                          This is madness.

                                                                                          • David Paulk
                                                                                            David Paulk  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Commiefornia.Stupid voters reaping what they sow.

                                                                                            • Tina Shay
                                                                                              Tina Shay  1 weeks back

                                                                                              55 mile an hour winds? What? A Garage door has to be able to withstand at least 70 mile per hour winds... There are no wind regulations for a Transmission Line? Yes, there are!
                                                                                              Where are the inspection reports for these lines? They are supposed to be public record. There are regulations that say the lines have to be inspected... those inspectors are out there all the time! They even fly the lines in helicopters looking for damage... don't believe this crap! They have sub stations at certain intervals that can tell by the current flow if there is damage to a line somewhere... don't believe what they are saying here!

                                                                                              • scotsrfun scotsrfun
                                                                                                scotsrfun scotsrfun  1 weeks back

                                                                                                Its like a corporate take over, that use to happen in the 80's & 90's. But California is the one taking PG&E over. Sued them and wins. PG&E probably figured it was a waste of time to fight it, so now they look guilty no matter if they are or not guilty. Now California steps in and buys it for penny's, and then the stock miraculously rebounds, because California goes to court and gets the fine reduced. California changes it sign as you are going into it that says Welcome To Socialism. (Watch for deep down grades.)

                                                                                                • doliio volay
                                                                                                  doliio volay  1 weeks back

                                                                                                  I call bs! They need to fix this and leave the residents alone. Power out, give me a f*** break