Further reducing wildfire risks


California faces a continued and growing threat of extreme weather and wildfires. As an additional precautionary measure following the 2017 and 2018 wildfires, we have enhanced and expanded our Community Wildfire Safety Program. Our goal is to further reduce wildfire risks and keep our customers and the communities we serve safe.


View PG&E's 2019 Wildfire Safety Plan

How we are taking action


Our ongoing and expanded efforts include:

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ACCELERATED INSPECTIONS OF ELECTRIC INFRASTRUCTURE


Conducting accelerated safety inspections of approximately 50,000 transmission structures, 685,000 distribution poles and 200 substations across high fire-threat areas in advance of wildfire season. Learn more about wildfire safety inspections.

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MILES OF STRONGER, MORE RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE


Upgrading our electric system in the highest fire-risk areas over the next 10 years by installing approximately 7,100 miles of stronger poles and covered power lines.

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ENHANCED VEGETATION MANAGEMENT WORK


Meeting and exceeding current state vegetation and fire safety standards for electric distribution lines in high fire-threat areas, and increasing focus on vegetation that poses a higher potential for wildfire risk. Learn more about enhanced vegetation work.

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PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFF ALERTS


Asking customers to confirm contact information so we can notify them prior to a Public Safety Power Shutoff event when possible.

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NEW WEATHER STATIONS


Adding approximately 1,300 weather stations by 2022 to provide improved awareness of fire danger conditions. Data is streamed in real time and available at MesoWest.

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NEW HIGH-DEFINITION CAMERAS


Installing approximately 600 cameras by 2022 to enhance real-time monitoring across high fire-risk areas. Images available at ALERTWildfire.

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WILDFIRE SAFETY OPERATIONS CENTER


Monitoring conditions 24/7 during wildfire season and coordinating prevention and response efforts.

Find high fire-threat areas


The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) worked with CAL FIRE and other utility and public safety experts to develop a High Fire-Threat District Map, adopted in January 2018.


The map identifies areas across California that have the highest likelihood of a wildfire impacting people and property, and where additional action may be necessary to reduce wildfire risk.


  • Tier 3 areas are at extreme risk for wildfire
  • Tier 2 areas are at elevated risk for wildfire
  • Zone 1 Tier 1 High Hazard Zones are areas with high numbers of dead and dying trees


Visit CAL FIRE for wildfire readiness tips