A 40-acre brush fire that destroyed six structures in an area south of Sonoma was extinguished early Monday morning but a power line was destroyed and many residents remain without power as PG&E crews work to restore it, fire officials said.
Four people were hospitalized, one with serious injuries, after the double-decker, open-air tour bus they were on struck a low-hanging telephone line in San Francisco’s Richmond District on Friday, a police spokeswoman said Monday.
High winds and poor weather affected thousands of PG&E customers throughout the Bay Area Monday, according to the utility company.
Officials at Pacific Gas and Electric Co. are boosting the utility’s training on safety procedures after the deaths of three workers in three years.
Four people were hospitalized and power lines knocked down after a two-alarm fire broke out early Monday morning at a Russian River resort, a Sonoma County Fire dispatcher said.
The California Highway Patrol has closed the eastbound lanes of Highway 4 in Hercules Tuesday afternoon after a vehicle struck a telephone pole causing live wires to fall across the lanes and stop traffic.
Stormy weather in the Bay Area knocked out power to thousands of PG&E customers around the region on Thursday night and Friday morning, a utility spokeswoman said.
A house in unincorporated Napa was destroyed by a fire Thursday night as firefighters were prevented from getting too close because of exploding ammunition and downed power lines, according the to fire department.
Mountain View fire crews were able to control a vegetation fire sparked by downed high voltage power lines near the Microsoft Corporation campus Thursday night, fire officials said.
A high-speed chase involving the California Highway Patrol ended when a suspect vehicle hit a utility pole in Richmond Sunday morning, knocking power out for thousands of residents.