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Vault Fire Knocks Out Power To Dozens Of Home In San Francisco Mission District

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A San Francisco Fire Department truck on the scene of a fire. (CBS)

A San Francisco Fire Department truck on the scene of a fire. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Crews have controlled a small electrical vault fire in San Francisco’s Mission District that left more than 100 PG&E customers without power Saturday, authorities said.

Fire crews were dispatched around 11:05 a.m. to reports of thick smoke coming from an underground vault at the intersection of 16th Street and Rondel Place, according to San Francisco fire personnel.

The fire department’s Carbon Dioxide Unit were able to get the smoke and fire under control and worked with PG&E personnel to prevent further damage to the electrical vault.

The blaze caused 125 PG&E customers in the area to lose power, utility spokeswoman Jana Morris said.

Police were directing traffic around the manhole covering the vault, which is in the middle of the intersection, he said.

No injuries have been reported.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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