Fire causes power outage in Cambria

October 19, 2013

cambria fireUPDATE: PG&E has update the estimated time of power restoration to 10 p.m.

A power outage has left 611 PG&E customers without electricity in Cambria.

Shortly after 10:30 a.m., Cambria Community Services District firefighters responded to a transformer fire. Shortly afterwards, the fire was extinguished.

A PG&E repair crew is currently working to repair the damaged pole and transformer.

PG&E officials estimate that power will be restored by 10 p.m.

 


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dogeatdog

Wow what is going on with PGand E. 2 weeks ago there was an outage in the west part of AG for hours because birds flew into the line(?). Then the next week on the east side an 8 hour outage because of a fire in a vault, now Cambria because of a transformer fire.


I don’t feel as though PGand E is keeping their equipment maintained and I think the stores are all a cover up.


It just seems bizarre to have a big outage every week. Any one else believe P G and E or do you too think this is their fault?


grayotter

Hope Diablo is safer than their transformers…


OnTheOtherHand

It should be. Transformers have finite lives and this stuff happens regularly somewhere. It shouldn’t be a big deal because it should be expected now and then.


grayotter

And nuke power plants melt down more and more, which are changing our expectations and becoming more acceptable to us.