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California Fire Chief Concerned About 'Any Source Of Spark' As Wildfire Continues

Embers fly across a roadway as the Kincade Fire burns through the Jimtown community of Sonoma County, Calif., on Thursday. (Noah Berger/AP)
Embers fly across a roadway as the Kincade Fire burns through the Jimtown community of Sonoma County, Calif., on Thursday. (Noah Berger/AP)

In northern California, evacuations have been ordered in Sonoma County near the town of Geyserville after a fast-moving fire sparked Wednesday night.

Anticipating hot and windy weather before the fire began, the state’s largest utility, Pacific Gas and Electric, cut off power for the second time this month to nearly 180,000 customers to avoid this from happening.

Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley speaks with California Fire Chief Thom Porter (@CALFIRE_CHIEF) about fire conditions in the state and how effective he thinks the blackouts are in preventing fires.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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