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

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?

Listen Live