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Wildfires Leave 26K Without Gas, Nearly 100K Without Electricity

SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) -- As of this early Monday evening, 99,000 PG&E customers were without power because of the wildfires in Northern California and a majority of those are in Napa and Sonoma counties, PG&E officials said.

Additionally, PG&E crews have shut off gas service to about 26,000 customers in Santa Rosa, Yountville, Napa and Kenwood.

PG&E spokeswoman Mayra Tostado said gas service was shut off because fire can damage a gas pipe or meter, so shutting off service is a safety precaution.

PG&E officials said once it is safe and first responders have given them permission, PG&E crews will start assessing the damage and start restoring service.

Reports of downed power lines and poles continue to be received by PG&E who urge people to assume a downed wire or line is live and stay away from it.

Wildfires in both Napa and Sonoma counties, which began late Sunday night and Monday morning, have left a total of 10 people dead, Cal Fire officials said.

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