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Power Pole Fires Spark Outages Across San Francisco

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Light rain and dust accumulation on power lines were behind Sunday’s power outages. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — PG&E mobilized utility crews from the East Bay to help repair a number of power outages in San Francisco Sunday afternoon, a utility spokesman said.

As of 1 p.m., around 1,800 customers remained without power, mostly in the Richmond, Sunset and Excelsior districts, PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi said.

As many as 2,800 customers had lost power since 6 a.m., Guidi said.

A combination of light rain and dust accumulation on power lines
was likely to blame for the problem, according to PG&E.

(Copyright 2013 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

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