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Power line workers Red-flag warnings have been issued across a large part of northern California. (Photo: Noah Berger. Bloomberg)

PG&E Corp. deliberately left customers in the dark for the first time as a precaution to prevent wildfires from breaking out.

Almost 60,000 customers in six counties across the Sierra Nevada foothills and Northern California wine country were blacked out Sunday during a windstorm, according a tweet from the company’s Pacific Gas & Electric utility.

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