On Thursday, California emergency officials ordered hundreds of people to evacuate as a growing wildfire spread in Sonoma County.

The fast-moving wildfire engulfed some 10,000 acres by Thursday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The Sonoma County Sheriff issued a mandatory evacuation order for the town of Geyserville, home to almost 900 people.  Additionally, large parts of California were under red-flag alerts, suggesting a heightened risk of fire, amid high temperatures and powerful winds, officials said. About 185,000 customers were without power in the state on Thursday, and more than half a million homes and businesses in the state could lose power this week.

Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison plan to cut off electricity as a preventive measure against wildfires. PG&E cut off electricity to more than 730,000 homes and workplaces in northern California earlier this month to try to reduce the risk of wildfires amid extremely windy and dry weather.

Wildfires forcing evacuations from Southern California to wine country

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