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Bullets Sever Live Power Line In Oakland; 19-Year-Old Electrocuted, Another Man Seriously Hurt

Multiple bullets appear to have been fired at a single power line, severing the electrified cable, and causing it to drop onto two Oakland men, killing one, and causing critical injuries to another.

07/07/2014

A wind-whipped wildfire forced evacuations in Napa. (CBS)

Silverado Fire In Napa County 70% Contained, Evacuations Lifted

Evacuations due to the Silverado fire burning in Napa County have been lifted Friday evening and firefighters have the fire nearly contained, officials said.

11/22/2013

Passengers were escorted off a Caltrain in San Mateo after a power line went down on the tracks on November 20, 2013. (CBS)

Downed Power Line In San Mateo Disrupts Caltrain For Hours

Caltrain service is resuming its normal schedule hours after a downed power line in the San Mateo area disrupted Caltrain service on the Peninsula Wednesday night, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.

11/21/2013

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Tree Trimmer Electrocuted While Working At San Jose Home

A man who was hired to trim trees at a South San Jose home died when he was electrocuted late Wednesday morning, a California Division of Occupational Safety and Health spokesman said.

06/27/2013

Berkeley firefighters.  (CBS)

Seagull Blamed For Downed Power Line, Berkeley House Fire

A seagull was being blamed for causing a high-voltage power line to fall in a Berkeley neighborhood Tuesday morning, sparking a fire that spread to a home, a Berkeley fire official said.

10/02/2012

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Power Back After Southbay Man Dies Trying To Move Downed Power Line

Power has been restored to residents in San Mateo Saturday following an incident in which a man was fatally injured while trying to move a downed power line.

04/21/2012

A moving truck is stopped on Risa Road in Lafayette after snagging on wires and bringing down a utility pole, April 16, 2012. (CBS)

Big Rig Brings Down Utility Pole In Lafayette, Knocks Out Power

A moving truck snagged some overhead wires in Lafayette Monday morning, bringing down a utility pole and knocking out power to dozens of residents, a PG&E spokeswoman said.

04/16/2012

Seagull, sea gull

Unlucky Seagull Hits Oakland Power Lines, Leaves Thousands In The Dark

A seagull flew into some power lines in Oakland Thursday morning, briefly knocking out power to about 6,600 PG&E customers, a utility spokeswoman said.

02/23/2012

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

Power Surge Causes Outage, Damage In East Palo Alto

Fewer than a dozen homes remain without power in East Palo Alto on Friday afternoon after a power surge Thursday night caused an outage.

CBS San Francisco–08/26/2011

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Downed San Francisco Power Lines Cause Muni Delays, Outages

More than 150 feet of power lines came down in San Francisco Saturday night, causing outages and disrupting service on San Francisco Municipal Railway’s N-Judah line.

CBS San Francisco–02/20/2011

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