UPDATED: Potential power shutoffs extended through Tuesday

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UPDATE: At about 11:40 a.m. Friday, the period for potential shutoffs was extended to Tuesday, July 16. Southern California Edison said the “timeframe of concern” is from noon to 6 p.m. daily.

UPDATE: As of 10 a.m. on Friday, the Kern County Fire Department says “So Cal Edison is no longer monitoring the Bear Valley area for a Public Safety Power Shutoff. The areas of Lake Isabella and Bodfish are still being monitored.

KERN COUNTY, Calif. (KGET) — A public safety power shutoff could occur in the Lake Isabella and Bodfish communities today or tomorrow, according to county Chief Administrative Officer Ryan Alsop.

The potential shutoff by Southern California Edison is due to projected weather conditions in high fire risk areas, Alsop said. Residents of Lake Isabella and Bodfish should be prepared for an extended power outage should Southern California Edison determine it’s necessary, he said.

About 3,000 Kern County residents have been notified the company iss exploring options for power shutoffs, officials said.

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