World News: 00:52 GMT Saturday 12th October 2019. [Yahoo Business News Feed via SPi World News]
The lights were back on Friday for many of the nearly 2 million Northern California residents who lost electricity when the state's largest utility switched it off this week in an effort to prevent wildfires, as the first death linked to the outages was reported — a man who relied on oxygen. The threat of widespread outages loomed in Southern California after the winds moved to the Los Angeles area, where a wildfire fueled by strong Santa Ana winds prompted officials to order the evacuation of 100,000 people from their homes in the foothills of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. restored power in Northern California after workers inspected power lines to make sure it was safe to do so.
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