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PG&E joins with Cal Fire in wildfire awareness 

PG&E funds local fire safe councilsLetter to the editor

It only takes a spark. As California continues to weather one of the most severe droughts on record, the risk of wildfire is a very real and present danger. Cal Fire has already responded to more than 1,000 wildfires scorching more than 4,100 acres this year, which they say is well above average.

That’s why PG&E joined with Cal Fire during California Wildfire Awareness Week earlier this month to urge our employees, customers and the general public to help prevent and prepare for wildfires.

PG&E is providing nearly $2 million in funding to local fire safe councils this fire season to help create fire breaks and emergency access roads, reduce fire fuels, and help residents create defensible space around their homes. This includes $100,000 to Fire Safe Council San Luis Obispo County.

Cal Fire says more than 90 percent of wildfires are caused by people. We can all do our part by learning how to properly use outdoor equipment, burn debris, safely start and extinguish a campfire, and maintain and tow vehicles safety. You can learn more by clicking here.

At PG&E, we’re honored to team with firefighters and local communities to prevent and prepare for dangerous wildfires, and together help build a better California.

– Pat Mullen, region director of PG&E.

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