California heat wave enters intense phase bringing blackouts and wildfires

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California heat wave

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California's electricity grid is facing a major stress test on Tuesday as a historic heatwave enters its most brutal phase

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California's electricity grid is facing a major stress test on Tuesday as a historic heatwave enters its most 

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 brutal phase with temperatures in parts of the state predicted to reach 46ºC, Demand forecast for Monday and  

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Tuesday is at all-time highs and the potential for rotating outages has increased significantly."

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The state's power supply could fall more than 5,000 megawatts short of tuesday's peak demand, forecast for 5:30 p.m., Mainzer warned.

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On Monday, record temperatures of 45C in Sacramento and 115F in parts of the Central Valley triggered 

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warnings to stay home and cool down during the Labor Day holiday weekend.    California heat wave

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Four deaths were reported over labor day weekend, when about 4,400 firefighters battled 14 major fires 

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across the state, with 45 new fires on Sunday alone, said Anale Burlew, deputy head of the California 

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Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire).    the Fairview fire, which began Monday near the town of Hemet, said

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the Riverside County Fire Department. About 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles, the fire quickly spread

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to more than 2,000 acres by 11 p.m., causing evacuations, and was only 5% contained. Several residential structures burned.    

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he California ISO also issued a flex alert for voluntary conservation between 4pm and 10pm on Tuesday,