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Thousands lose power on Thanksgiving in Southern California

Nearly 64,000 customers were without power Thursday in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2018, file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric lineman works to repair a power line in fire-ravaged Paradise, Calif. A U.S. judge who has berated Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for its role in wildfires in California is demanding more answers from the utility. In a court filing on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, Judge William Alsup asked PG&E whether it was in compliance with a state law that requires it to clear vegetation around electric lines. The judge also questioned a part of the utility's recently submitted wildfire mitigation plan. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of people in Southern California were without power on Thanksgiving Day after utilities cut electricity to prevent their equipment from igniting wildfires amid warm and dry weather and Santa Ana winds sweeping through the region. 

Strong winds in Los Angeles toppled some trees overnight that fell on homes, cars and powerlines. No injuries were reported. 

Forecasters say wind gusts reached up to 76 mph (122 kph) at Arrowhead Spring in San Bernardino County Thursday. 

Nearly 64,000 customers were without power Thursday in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.

Another 5,000 customers in San Diego also lost power.

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