Sonoma County emerges from latest critical fire period largely unscathed, power restored to most customers

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Sonoma County escaped mostly unscathed Tuesday as a period hazardous fire weather with record-dry conditions and fierce inland winds dissipated, allowing PG&E crews to restore electricity to most of the more than 23,000 Sonoma County customers affected by the utility’s latest planned power shut-off.

The weakening conditions meant a red flag warning that began Sunday morning for the North Bay mountains and other parts of the Bay Area was allowed to expire Tuesday afternoon as planned.

Firefighters reported less activity over night across the North Bay after increasing staff and patrols to ensure any new fires were tackled before growing into a major blaze.

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