Strong winds pose wildfire threat in Southern California

Utility company SoCal Edison has notified more than 100,000 people as it considers safety power shutoffs in hopes of preventing a fire from starting.
1:34 | 11/27/20

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Transcript for Strong winds pose wildfire threat in Southern California
And now to the wildfire threat in California tonight. The utility company warning it could cut power to more than 100,000 customers on Thanksgiving. The company is worried that power lines could spark massive fires. Here's ABC's Kaylee Hartung. Reporter: Tonight, this unprecedented wildfire season now threatening to leave thousands in the dark for Thanksgiving dinner. Southern California bracing for strong winds, increasing the risk of extreme fire danger. More than 100,000 on notice as utility company socal-edison considers public safety power shutoffs in hopes of preventing its electric system from sparking fires as the winds pick up. When they say they're going to turn the power off, that's fine with me. I'd rather have a home to come back to. Reporter: From the mountains to the high desert, the concern winds gusting as high as 65 miles per hour. Authorities putting additional firefighters on duty for the holiday. This, in an historic year that's already seen more than 9,100 fires burn over 4 millioncres in California. In 2020, I think people have been asked to do so much with challenges and sacrifices and here we are, asking people to do one other thing. Kaylee Hartung joins us live now in Los Angeles, where they have issued a high wind warning tonight. How are first responders preparing for tonight's fire threat? Reporter: Well, linsey, departments have fire engines and strike teams at the ready just like this. Those winds are expected to pick up this evening and overnight, so crews are in place for a K response this holiday. Kaylee, thank you so much.

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