kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

Power Lines

Flames and smoke from a vegetation fire in Pittsburg, March 20, 2014. (CBS)

Firefighters Contain Brush Fire Underneath High-Voltage Power Lines In Pittsburg

Firefighters in Pittsburg contained a three-alarm brush fire burning early Thursday evening near power lines at the Pittsburg Power Plant, where 10th Street turns into Willow Pass Road.

03/20/2014

An oversize load big rig is stopped at Stevens Creek Blvd. and Monroe Ave. in San Jose after striking signal lights, February 5, 2014. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Big Rig Crash Hits San Jose Signal Lights; Stevens Creek Blvd. Blocked

A big-rig that took out traffic signals on Stevens Creek Boulevard in San Jose Tuesday morning has prompted the California Highway Patrol to issue a Sig-alert for the affected area.

02/05/2014

Schellville Fire

Sonoma County Brush Fire Contained After Destroying 6 Structures, Shutting Power

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.

09/09/2013

crash, accident, generic

4 Hospitalized After Tour Bus Hits Low Hanging Phone Line In SF

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.

07/22/2013

High winds knocked down trees, and shut power to thousands of Bay Area homes Monday.  (CBS)

Strong Winds Topple Trees, Cuts Power To Thousands

High winds and poor weather affected thousands of PG&E customers throughout the Bay Area Monday, according to the utility company.

04/08/2013

Utility workers repair a power line. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E Boosts Safety Training In Wake Of Workers’ Deaths

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.

02/24/2013

fire truck generic

Russian River Resort Fire Hospitalizes 4, Shuts Down Highway In Guerneville

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.

11/19/2012

hard hat, construction, road closed

Live Wires Blocking Eastbound Highway 4 In Hercules

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.

06/12/2012

A utility worker repairs a damaged power line. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Overnight Bay Area Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands

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.

04/13/2012

Napa fire

Exploding Ammo, Downed Lines Hamper Firefighters At Napa House Fire

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.

03/16/2012

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 53,835 other followers