About 3,500 homes and businesses in Berkeley are without power as of early Thursday.
Swaths of Northern California are already in the dark. North Berkeley and the hills could be affected this evening.
Only parts of Berkeley will be affected, including the hills and the Cal campus.
'PG&E has completely bungled it,' said Berkeley Councilwoman Lori Droste. She wasn't alone in her reaction to the confusing information about the power shutdown.
The fire that broke out in a two-story building on Ensenada Avenue has closed down the two practices.
The utility said it has decided to implement the "public safety power shutoff" it began warning about Monday.
A fire that is believed to have started in a homeless encampment was quickly extinguished by first-responders Monday afternoon.
PG&E says the amount of time the power could be out has “been hard for a lot of people to accept.” The city is taking steps to prepare. Have you?
A car fire on Tunnel Road quickly spread Sunday into trees and houses, prompting residents to flee. This was only a drill; two more are coming.
Three residents of a senior housing complex have been displaced by a fire authorities believe began Sunday with a visitor's lit cigarette. Water damage also temporarily closed Mo'Joe Café.
For the first time ever, starting this weekend, the city of Berkeley will hold a series of one-hour wildfire evacuation drills to help community members and first responders practice preparing for an emergency.
That helicopter over the weekend? It was scanning for trees that could fall on power lines. Expect more aerial activity this week.