San Francisco Transformer Fire Knocks Out Power To Thousands

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Fire crews were on the scene of a pole and transformer fire that knocked out power Wednesday morning to thousands of Pacific Gas & Electric customers in San Francisco’s Mission District, according to fire and utility officials.

According to fire officials, a pole and transformer were reported on fire at 3:44 a.m. at 25 Duboce Ave. on the northern edge of the Mission District.

Crews remained at the scene as of 5 a.m., according to a fire dispatcher.

Power went out for 2,388 customers at 3:53 a.m. in the northern Mission District, PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi said.

As of 5:20 a.m. power had been restored to all but 387 customers. There was no estimate when those remaining customers would have power back, Guidi said.

Crews are working on a failed overhead transformer at Duboce Avenue and Stevenson Street, he said.

The transformer is on a pole, according to Guidi.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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  1. aileen says:

    that wasn’t stevenson street, it was woodward.

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