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Power lines PG&E plans to install new cameras and weather stations in high-fire risk zones, trim more trees with branches overhanging lines and conduct safety inspections for 735,000 electric towers and poles across more than 5,500 miles of transmission lines and 25,000 distribution lines. (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Anyone who gets power from PG&E Corp. could see their lights go out this fire season.

Even the millions of Californians who live outside risky areas could be left in the dark under a sweeping proposal the utility filed Wednesday. That’s because it wants regulators to approve the inclusion of more high-voltage lines in its power-shutoff plan for periods of elevated fire risk. PG&E filed for bankruptcy last week in the face of fire-damage claims that could exceed $30 billion.

 

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