Utility companies may cut your power to prevent the next wildfire

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As wildfires continue to rage throughout the state, Southern California’s biggest utility company is taking steps to make sure it doesn’t start a future fire. Southern California Edison says it’s replacing wooden power poles with ones made from less flammable materials, setting up weather stations to better monitor conditions and preparing to preemptively shut off power to certain customers as a last resort.

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Guest:
Bill Chiu - Southern California Edison

Host:
Jonathan Bastian

Producer:
Kathryn Barnes