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#climate San Francisco Emergency Called as Rim Fire Burns Power Lines: ENS #EcoCollapse

#climate San Francisco Emergency Called as Rim Fire Burns Power Lines: ENS #EcoCollapse

SACRAMENTO, California , August 24, 2013 (ENS) – A raging wildfire spreading into Yosemite National Park has damaged electricity infrastructure serving the city of San Francisco 200 miles to the west, forcing California Governor Jerry Brown to declare a State of Emergency in the city. In his emergency proclamation, Governor Brown said, “The wildfires that started in Tuolumne County have caused damage electric infrastructure serving San Francisco and now threaten damage to property, equipment and resources of the San Francisco Public Utility Commission, SFPUC, and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.” The Rim Fire has consumed more than 125,000 acres to date. (Photo courtesy Inciweb) “The San Francisco Public Utility Commission has been forced to shut down transmission lines,” said Governor Brown, warning that, “San Francisco might experience “the possible tem...

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