PG&E Announces More Planned California Blackouts as Wildfires Rage, Here Are the Cities Affected

Energy company PG&E, already grappling with critical fire weather that has put California in a State of Emergency under heavy fire conditions in the Sonoma and Los Angeles Counties, has announced that it will begin more planned power outages on Saturday afternoon. Potentially plunging 850,000 California customers into the dark, they hope to beat the development of the violent windstorm, according to The San Francisco Gate.

"Customers should prepare for a shutoff lasting 48 hours or longer, given the long duration of the wind event," the company said in a Friday afternoon statement.

At press time, California is grappling with The Tick Fire, a 4,300 acre burn that's only 5 percent contained. As of Friday, 600 firefighters were battling the blaze.

The announced shutdowns also come on the heels of Governor Gavin Newsom announcing that the state will hold PG&E "accountable" for the Tick Fire for "simply not doing their jobs," according to CNN.

"We will hold them accountable," Newsom said, "This is not the new normal, this cannot continue."

Bill Johnson, CEO of PG&E, has said that it's too soon to determine the source of the fire and an investigation is still ongoing.

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PG&E plans power outtages this weekend ahead of dangerous fire conditions, while Governor Gavin Newsom says he will "hold PG&E" accountable for "Simply not doing their jobs." Getty/Frederic J. Brown/AFP

The towns and counties affected by the outage are:

Alameda
Total: 57,360
Medical baseline: 1,302
Albany, Berkeley, Canyon, Castro Valley Dublin, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, Sunol

Alpine
Total: 66
Medical baseline: 0
Bear Valley

Amador
Total: 19,909
Medical baseline: 974
Amador City, Drytown, Fiddletown, Ione, Jackson, Martell, Pine Grove, Pioneer, Plymouth, River Pines, Sutter Creek, Volcano

Butte
Total: 19,152
Medical baseline: 1,398
Bangor, Berry Creek, Brush Creek, Butte Meadows, Chico, Clipper Mills, Cohasset, Feather Falls, Forbestown, Forest Ranch, Magalia, Oroville, Palermo, Paradise, Rackerby, Stirling City, Yankee Hill

Calaveras
Total: 30,396
Medical baseline: 1,370
Angels Camp, Arnold, Avery, Burson, Camp Connell, Campo Seco, Copperopolis, Dorrington, Douglas Flat, Glencoe, Hathaway Pines, Mokelumne Hill, Mountain Ranch, Murphys, Rail Road Flat, San Andreas, Sheep Ranch, Tamarack, Vallecito, Valley Springs, Wallace, West Point, White Pines, Wilseyville

Colusa
Total: 64
Medical baseline: 2
Arbuckle, Maxwell, Sites, Williams

Contra Costa
Total: 48,824
Medical baseline: 1,610
Alamo, Antioch, Brentwood, Byron, Canyon, Clayton, Concord, Crockett, Danville, Diablo, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Knightsen, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Port Costa, Richmond, Rodeo, San Pablo, San Ramon, Walnut Creek

El Dorado
Total: 56,643
Medical baseline: 2,774
Cameron Park, Camino, Cold Springs, Coloma, Cool, Diamond Springs, El Dorado Hills, Fair Play, Garden Valley, Georgetown
Greenwood, Grizzly Flats, Kelsey, Kyburz, Lotus, Mount Aukum, Pacific House, Pilot Hill, Placerville, Pollock Pines, Rescue, Shingle Springs, Somerset, Twin Bridges

Glenn
Total: 43
Medical Baseline: 2
Orland, Willows

Humboldt
Total: 64,710
Medical baseline: 2,057
Alderpoint, Alton, Arcata, Bayside, Blocksburg Blue Lake, Bridgeville, Carlotta, Eureka, Fernbridge, Ferndale, Fieldbrook, Fields, Landing, Fortuna, Garberville, Honeydew, Hoopa, Hydesville, Kneeland, Korbel, Loleta Manila, Mckinleyville, Miranda, Myers Flat, Orick, Orleans, Phillipsville, Redcrest, Rio Dell, Samoa, Scotia, Trinidad, Weitchpec, Weott, Willow Creek

Kern
Total: 842
Medical Baseline: 27
Arvin, Bakersfield, Lebec, Grapevine

Lake
Total: 37,441
Medical baseline: 2,170
Clearlake, Clearlake Oaks, Clearlake Park, Cobb, Finley, Glenhaven, Hidden Valley Lake, Kelseyville, Lakeport, Loch Lomond, Lower Lake, Lucerne, Middletown, Nice, Upper Lake, Witter Springs

Marin
Total: 86,813
Medical baseline: 1,574
Belvedere, Bolinas, Corte Madera, Dillon Beach, Fairfax, Fallon, Forest Knolls, Greenbrae, Inverness, Kentfield, Lagunitas, Larkspur, Marshall, Mill Valley, Muir Beach, Nicasio, Novato, Olema, Point Reyes Station, Ross, San Anselmo, San Geronimo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Stinson Beach, Tiburon, Tomales, Woodacre

Mariposa
Total: 809
Medical baseline: 42
Coulterville, Greeley Hill

Mendocino
Total: 12,755
Medical baseline: 408
Albion, Boonville, Branscomb, Cummings, Dos Rios, Elk, Gualala, Hopland, Laytonville, Leggett, Little River, Manchester, Philo, Piercy, Point Arena, Potter Valley, Redwood Valley, Ukiah, Westport, Willits, Yorkville

Monterey
Total: 993
Medical baseline: 49
Aromas, Salinas

Napa
Total: 11,294
Medical baseline: 248
Angwin, Calistoga, Deer Park, Lake Berryessa, Oakville, Pope Valley, Rutherford, St Helena, Yountville

Nevada
Total: 43,211
Medical baseline: 1,822
Chicago Park, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Norden, North San Juan, Penn Valley, Rough And Ready, Smartsville, Soda Springs, Washington

Placer
Total: 31,277
Medical baseline: 1,275
Alta, Applegate, Auburn, Baxter, Emigrant Gap, Foresthill, Gold Run, Granite Bay, Loomis, Meadow Vista, Newcastle, Penryn, Weimar

Plumas
Total: 785
Medical baseline: 6
Belden, La Porte, Quincy, Storrie, Twain

San Benito
Total: 1,369
Medical baseline: 39
Aromas, Hollister, San Juan Bautista

San Joaquin
Total: 372
Medical baseline: 5
Linden

San Mateo
Total: 64,932
Medical baseline: 1,293
Belmont, Burlingame, Daly City, El Granada, Emerald Hills, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, La Honda, Loma Mar, Montara, Moss Beach, Pacifica, Pescadero, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Gregorio, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Woodside, Unincorporated Communities in Southwest San Mateo County

Santa Clara
Total: 27,093
Medical Baseline: 823
Coyote, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Redwood Estates, San Jose, San Martin

Santa Cruz
Total: 44,945
Medical baseline: 2,095
Aptos, Ben Lomond, Brookdale, Capitola, Corralitos, Felton, Freedom, La Selva Beach, Mount Hermon, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Soquel

Shasta
Total: 28,460
Medical baseline: 1,663
Anderson, Bella Vista, Big Bend, Cottonwood, French Gulch, Igo, Lakehead, Millville, Montgomery Creek, Oak Run, Ono, Palo Cedro, Platina, Round Mountain, Shingletown, Whiskeytown, Whitmore

Sierra
Total: 1,159
Medical baseline: 14
Alleghany, Downieville, Goodyears Bar, Pike City, Sierra City

Siskiyou
Total: 51
Medical Baseline: 0
Somes Bar

Solano
Total: 10,232
Medical baseline: 545
Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville, Vallejo

Sonoma
Total: 92,877
Medical baseline: 2,695
Annapolis, Bodega, Bodega Bay, Camp Meeker, Cazadero, Cloverdale, Cotati, Duncans Mills, Forestville, Freestone, Geyserville, Glen Ellen, Graton, Guerneville, Healdsburg, Jenner, Kenwood, Larkfield, Monte Rio, Occidental, Penngrove, Petaluma, Rio Nido, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol, Stewarts Point, Valley Ford, Villa Grande, Windsor

Stanislaus
Total: 163
Medical baseline: 2
Knights Ferry, Oakdale, Patterson, Westley

Tehama
Total: 19,238
Medical baseline: 1,218
Corning, Flournoy, Gerber, Los Molinos, Manton, Mill Creek, Mineral, Paskenta, Paynes Creek, Proberta, Red Bluff, Vina

Trinity
Total: 1,046
Medical baseline: 39
Del Loma, Hawkins Bar

Tuolumne
Total: 29,454
Medical baseline: 1,476
Big Oak Flat, Chinese Camp, Columbia, Groveland, Jamestown, Long Barn, Mi Wuk Village, Pinecrest, Sonora, Soulsbyville, Strawberry, Twain Harte

Yolo
Total: 530
Medical baseline: 15
Brooks, Capay, Esparto, Guinda, Rumsey, Winters

Yuba
Total: 5,502
Medical baseline: 313
Browns Valley, Camptonville, Dobbins, Loma Rica, Oregon House, Strawberry Valley, Wheatland