SCE: Power may be intentionally cut in several cities as Santa Ana winds move in

SoCal Edison has issued a warning to several communities about potential power shutoffs. Due to Wednesday's Santa Ana wind event the power may be turned off in high fire risk areas. As many as 57,000 customers could be affected.

Southern California Edison activated its Emergency Operations Center and began its 48-hour notification to government officials, emergency management agencies, fire chiefs and impacted customers on Tuesday in the event power must be turned off to protect the public.

Due to a Santa Ana wind event and fire weather forecast, approximately 30,000 customers were notified Tuesday of possible power shutoffs in portions of these communities in high fire risk areas:

San Bernardino, Phelan, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Lytle Creek, Rialto, Trabuco Canyon, Silverado Canyon, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Orange, Rancho Santa Margarita, Canyon Country, Santa Clarita, Altadena and Pasadena.

With a red flag warning looming for Thursday and Friday, Southern California Edison said that it could cut power to transmission lines in some areas at high risk for brush fires.

SCE will start notifying government officials, emergency management agencies and fire chiefs.

Approximately 27,000 customers are being notified today of possible power shutoffs in portions of these communities:

Agoura Hills, Agoura, Castaic, Chatsworth, Fillmore, Irvine, Malibu, Moorpark, Piru, Robinson Ranch, Santa Paula, Saugus, Somis, Simi Valley and Valencia.

The total number of customers who could be impacted by these possible power shutoffs is now approximately 57,000.

No power has been shut off at this time because of these conditions.

Currently, SCE has identified circuits in the areas that might be affected by dangerous high winds in advance of a potential decision to shut power off.