Turkey Vulture Sparks Martinez Wildfire After Shorting Out Between Power LinesA wildfire sparked by a turkey vulture that caught fire after shorting out two power lines according to a witness burned parts of an RV and two properties in Martinez Tuesday morning, causing an estimated $80,000 in damage, a fire official said.
Mylar Balloon Causes Power Line To Go Down In San Francisco's Portola NeighborhoodA mylar balloon that got caught on a power line and caused a wire to go down resulted in a power outage in San Francisco’s Portola neighborhood Wednesday, a utility spokeswoman said.
Garbage Truck Driver Trapped After Crashing Into Utility Pole In San LeandroA garbage truck driver was trapped in the truck after crashing into a utility pole and bringing down power lines Monday morning in San Leandro
Bullets Sever Live Power Line In Oakland; 19-Year-Old Electrocuted, Another Man Seriously HurtMultiple 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.
Silverado Fire In Napa County 70% Contained, Evacuations LiftedEvacuations due to the Silverado fire burning in Napa County have been lifted Friday evening and firefighters have the fire nearly contained, officials said.
Downed Power Line In San Mateo Disrupts Caltrain For HoursCaltrain 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.
Tree Trimmer Electrocuted While Working At San Jose HomeA 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.
Seagull Blamed For Downed Power Line, Berkeley House FireA 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.
Power Back After Southbay Man Dies Trying To Move Downed Power LinePower 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.
Big Rig Brings Down Utility Pole In Lafayette, Knocks Out PowerA 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.
Unlucky Seagull Hits Oakland Power Lines, Leaves Thousands In The DarkA 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.
Power Surge Causes Outage, Damage In East Palo AltoFewer than a dozen homes remain without power in East Palo Alto on Friday afternoon after a power surge Thursday night caused an outage.