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 • 2 033

  • T West
    T West  13 minutes 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  3 hours back

      Democrats. That's all , socialism take a look

      • David Snyder
        David Snyder  5 hours 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 !

        • David Park
          David Park  20 hours back

          Pg&e is getting sued and on the verge of losing everything. They can’t risk being liable for another wildfire. Government is partly responsible for this as well. The laws they passed made it difficult for Pg&e to do the proper tree trimming needed. The homeowners didn’t want ugly trees.
          Maybe Trump should go in and clean this up and maybe be able to swing a few votes this time. But I doubt it, cause the water is still messed up in Flint Michigan.

          • M.A. M.R.
            M.A. M.R.  1 days back

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

            • Warlan Tactical
              Warlan Tactical  1 days back


              • flying fast
                flying fast  1 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  1 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  1 days back


                    • gjonezy9
                      gjonezy9  1 days back

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

                      What is wireless power transfer?

                      • Gina ChildFree
                        Gina ChildFree  2 days back

                        BURY THE POWER LINES

                        • Michael De santa
                          Michael De santa  2 days back

                          Pge is owned by the the Rothschilds

                          • Cliff Williams
                            Cliff Williams  2 days back

                            False flag again!

                            • Bob Singh
                              Bob Singh  2 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  2 days back


                                • Gary Steele
                                  Gary Steele  2 days back

                                  So, backfires are a good idea?

                                  • Ruthie May
                                    Ruthie May  2 days back

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

                                    • mystique
                                      mystique  2 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  2 days back

                                        Can anybody explain this?

                                        • Franklin Sharp
                                          Franklin Sharp  2 days back

                                          Looks like PG&E have been proven innocent!

                                          • gRosh08
                                            gRosh08  2 days back

                                            gta in California due to power outage?

                                            • Brad Lyons
                                              Brad Lyons  2 days 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  2 days 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  2 days back

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

                                                  • Joe Powell
                                                    Joe Powell  2 days back

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

                                                    • Huntersmoonx Grim
                                                      Huntersmoonx Grim  2 days 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  2 days 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  2 days 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  2 days 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  2 days back

                                                              BULLSHYT! this is a martial law drill

                                                              • Well Wisdom
                                                                Well Wisdom  2 days back

                                                                This is madness.

                                                                • David Paulk
                                                                  David Paulk  2 days back

                                                                  Commiefornia.Stupid voters reaping what they sow.

                                                                  • Tina Shay
                                                                    Tina Shay  2 days 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  3 days 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  3 days back

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

                                                                        • Mr. GTO
                                                                          Mr. GTO  3 days back

                                                                          WHY is the power out in heavily populated city areas with NO HIGH WINDS?? I
                                                                          understand shutting off power up in the hills and mountains where trees
                                                                          fall over and take out power lines...

                                                                          • Mr. GTO
                                                                            Mr. GTO  3 days back

                                                                            WHY is the power out in heavily populated city areas with NO HIGH WINDS?? I
                                                                            understand shutting off power up in the hills and mountains where trees
                                                                            fall over and take out power lines...

                                                                            • BarryAir
                                                                              BarryAir  3 days back

                                                                              i guess they didn't consider lightning?

                                                                              • doliio volay
                                                                                doliio volay  3 days back

                                                                                Knowin how CA. works they will all light candles and start twice as many fires

                                                                            • Alison Lee
                                                                              Alison Lee  3 days back

                                                                              I'm in the UK.
                                                                              I can't believe this. Are they allowed to do this???
                                                                              Poor people 😢
                                                                              New reality!!!!???

                                                                              • Christian Mugrage
                                                                                Christian Mugrage  3 days back

                                                                                Unbefuckingleavable LORD PLEASE BE WITH US....

                                                                                • misolou fout
                                                                                  misolou fout  3 days back

                                                                                  To be honest This could be ongoing in California forever.

                                                                                  • jerrynpatti
                                                                                    jerrynpatti  3 days back

                                                                                    People need to read between the lines. They outlaw ham radios then turn the power off, there's more here than meets the eye. This is to cover up something else. Democrats are desperate to take over the country. They want one world order.

                                                                                    • Ryben Flynn
                                                                                      Ryben Flynn  3 days back

                                                                                      Just an excuse to jack up the electric rates.

                                                                                      • Patricia Lucious
                                                                                        Patricia Lucious  3 days back

                                                                                        U being punished all right only it’s not PG&E, but The Most High.

                                                                                        • misolou fout
                                                                                          misolou fout  3 days back

                                                                                          No one Not one single soul Kids playing Fortnite then power shuts down Kids:NOOOOOOOO AHHHHH

                                                                                      • Doug the Thug
                                                                                        Doug the Thug  3 days back

                                                                                        Hahahaha. PG&E can't maintain their distribution sysrem cuz the environmental wackos are afraid a bug might be harmed. So PG&E turns off the power! HSHAHAHAHAHA.

                                                                                        • Dori Tos
                                                                                          Dori Tos  3 days back

                                                                                          Also helping prevent climate change due to pollution from the plant. Why angry, shouldn't you be happy. Isnt this what you wanted?

                                                                                          • chuck farley
                                                                                            chuck farley  3 days back

                                                                                            You know what Liberals used for light before candles?.............


                                                                                            • Random Person
                                                                                              Random Person  3 days back

                                                                                              It's not for threat of wild fires. Rolling blackouts are common in communist controlled communities. The "wild fire" nonsense is just propaganda to keep people quiet and "use to" the "new reality" in that state.