PG&E Energy Outage: Northern California man depending on oxygen died 12 minutes after electrical energy went out, official says


POLLOCK PINES, Calif. — Northern California hearth officers say a person depending on oxygen died about 12 minutes after Pacific Gasoline and Electrical shut down energy to the world as a part of an enormous effort to forestall hearth.

El Dorado County Hearth Chief Lloyd Ogan mentioned Friday that fireside personnel responded to a name in Pollock Pines that got here in after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

He mentioned crews arrived to seek out an unresponsive man in his 60s and had been unable to revive him.

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Ogan mentioned the person’s oxygen tools required energy however couldn’t say whether or not the shutdown was associated to his loss of life.

PG&E spokesman Jeff Smith mentioned it has not been in a position to affirm the accuracy of the report.

The utility began turning off electrical energy early Wednesday in Northern and Central California prematurely of sturdy, dry winds.

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