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Clarence Dold used his 2013 Nissan Leaf to power his house during a four-day blackout in Santa Rosa, Calif., as a result of the Kincade Fire. Vanessa Romo/NPR hide caption

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With Blackouts, California's Electric Car Owners Are Finding New Ways To Charge Up

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During recent blackouts in California, people like Fern Brown (left) and her sister, Lavina Suehead, came to a pop-up community center at the Auburn, Calf., fairgrounds to use electricity. Brown, 81, needed a treatment for her chronic lung condition. Mark Kreidler/California Healthline hide caption

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